Once a child is cleared to participate, MinuteClinic practitioners will provide a patient visit summary that indicates that the child has passed the physical exam. Copies of the patient visit summary can be transmitted by electronic record, fax or mail to the youth's pediatrician or primary care provider with patient permission. Typically this occurs within 24 hours. Sports physicals should not replace an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider, according to Patterson.
In addition to sports physicals, MinuteClinic offers camp, college, Department of Transportation (DOT) and administrative physicals on a daily basis at locations around the country. Insurance is not accepted for physical exams. Payment is due at time of the visit (additional lab charges may apply). Requirements for physicals vary by state and services are not available at MinuteClinic locations in Massachusetts.
About MinuteClinic MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 625 locations in 25 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 15 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive three consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.MinuteClinic.com.
About Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Pop Warner Little Scholars is the world's largest youth football, cheerleading and dance organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a pre-requisite for participation. Currently there are over 400,000 children in Pop Warner organizations in 43 states, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Japan and Mexico. The NFLPA estimates that 70% of all current NFL Players got their start in Pop Warner programs. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit popwarner.com, our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.SOURCE MinuteClinic