Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be offering sports physicals on Saturday April 22nd at 10:30 AM for Westwood Athletes! This physical will cover the athlete throughout the entire 2017-2018 school year, and is only $10.00! All proceeds come back to Westwood, so please take advantage of this excellent opportunity! There is NO MAKE UP DAY for this event, so any athlete who does not participate will have to go to their Doctor or an Urgent Care location to get their exam.
All athletes MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED…
-Complete pages 3, 5, and 6 of the Richland Two Athletic Packet (English or Spanish). -Athletes should pay the $10.00 fee at the Fee’s Office and bring their receipt along with the completed forms to the Athletic Training Room to reserve your spot.
-Athletes who do not pre-register by Wednesday April 19 and pay the fee will not be provided a physical on the day of the event.
-Cash or checks made out to Westwood High School will be accepted. Checks must include a current/valid phone number.
-The deadline to register is Wednesday April 19th by the end of the school day.
I got a physical recently, do I need another one for next school year?
–All physicals done prior to April 1, 2017 will expire on June 30th, 2017. Even if you got a physical this spring to play a spring sport, you will need another one to continue participating into next school year. Physicals are NOT valid for a calendar year from the date they were completed, per SCHSL rules.
My child is in Middle School but plays sports at Westwood, can they participate?
Yes, rising 7th and 8th graders should register through their Middle School Athletic Director, rising 9th graders should register through Westwood using the contact info below.
Where will the physicals be performed?
-Williams Brice Stadium at The University of South Carolina (Map of Event Entrance).
Shouldn’t we just get our physical done through our regular Doctor?
-Medical insurance will only cover 1 physical per calendar year. If you had your physical recently, but plan to play a sport in the fall or winter, your Doctor will likely charge $30-$60 for another one if it is denied by insurance.
-The physicals will be sent directly to our staff here at the school, so your child does not have to carry completed paperwork and risk losing it between home and school.
-Instead of your $10 co-pay going to a Doctor’s Office, why not invest it in the care we provide here for your student-athlete? All proceeds from this event come straight to the schools.
How will we get there?
-If at least 15 students sign up, a bus will leave the school promptly at 9:30 AM and will return after all athletes have been evaluated. Parents are NOT required to attend with their child since consent is given through the pre-completed paperwork.
-Athletes/parents may drive themselves to the stadium and arrive at 10:30 AM on the day of the event.
Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns or would like to register?
-All inquiries should be directed to:
Head Athletic Trainer
803-691-4049 ext 36829