GCGH’s TeamOrtho and My Clinics provided more than 600 free sports physicals to local students

LINTON – Greene County General Hospital is pleased to report that throughout designated dates in April and May, TeamOrtho’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center, along with My Clinics’ providers, provided 609 free sports physicals, good for the 2022-2023 school year, to Greene County students at schools and during school hours.

Certified Athletic Trainers and TeamOrtho staff at Eastern-Greene High School on April 26, 2022.

To ensure the process was convenient for parents and students, students signed up ahead of the sport’s physical day through their schools. Each of the participating schools; Eastern Greene Middle and High Schools, Linton-Stockton Middle and High Schools, Shakamak Elementary, Middle and High Schools, White River Valley Middle and High Schools, and Bloomfield Middle and High Schools coordinated the event by obtaining signed parent/guardian consent forms before the students received their physical.

TeamOrtho provided certified Athletic Trainers and registration staff while My Clinics provided physicians, providers, and nurses to each of the schools for each event. A sports physical can help students find out about and deal with health problems that might interfere with their participation in a sport. Providers can also identify risk factors that are linked to specific sports.

Lyndsey Simmons, RN- My Linton Clinic Nurse with Addison Gaither, Linton-Stockton Middle School Student at Linton-Stockton Middle School gym on April 14, 2022.

If students missed the opportunity to receive a free sports physical at their school, GCGH’s My Clinics offer free sports physicals at any of the four Greene County clinic locations (Linton, Worthington, WestGate, and Bloomfield), year-round. Students will need an appointment and their signed and completed IHSAA sports physical forms at the time of appointment.

To make an appointment for a free sports physical, call 812-847-4481. IHSAA sports physical forms are located on the GCGH website at: https://greenecountyhospital.com/teamortho/