Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 11, 2013

CMC offers free sports physicals


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CROSSVILLE — Cumberland Medical Center, along with the Cumberland County School System and the Tennessee Coordinated School Health, is offering a free sports physical to all Cumberland County school children that require a physical to participate in sports. 

CMC and the Cumberland County School System care about the children and they offer this free service so that this step is not an obstacle for a child to participate in a sport.  This event is not to replace a yearly physical performed by the child’s primary physician, but will follow the guidelines required by the TSSAA to qualify and participate in school sports. 

The event will take place at the Cumberland Physician Group, 133 Hayes St., Crossville, May 4, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT. 

To participate, you must call (931) 459-7181 or email rabram@cmchealthcare.org for an appointment. Pick up the consent and release form and the TSSAA Medical Evaluation form from the child’s school office. Complete the forms in full and bring them with the child the day of the appointment. The child’s parent or legal guardian must accompany and stay with the child. 

Local physicians, nurses, surgeons, dieticians, diabetes consultants, physical therapist, CMC Wellness Complex and school staff will be on hand to consult with parents regarding their child’s health. This is a free service, whether the child has health insurance or not.