Published on February 09, 2021

Sports Exams Available at Genesis Health Group

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Feb. 9, 2021 – The first step to be fully prepared for an outstanding sports season isn’t taken in a gym, on a track, or on a field of play.

Before the first sports workout, young athletes will need a sports participation exam to assess ability to compete safely.

Parents and their athletes are asked to schedule their required school/sports participation exam with their Genesis provider. For those without a primary care provider (PCP), call 421-DOCS (3627) or visit the Genesis Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic or a Genesis Convenient Care location. Genesis recommends all parents establish a primary care provider for their student athletes. No matter where you visit, Genesis can provide you with information to establish you primary care provider.

Cost for participation exams at all locations will be $40. Insurance will not be billed. Genesis Sports Medicine is located 4700 E 56th Street, Davenport.

A sports participation examination includes questions about the student-athlete’s medical history and the family’s medical history. The exam should be completed about six weeks prior to the start of the sports season.

A sports exam should not replace a traditional wellness physical. The two physicals are different. The sports exam focuses on playing a sport and is more limited than a regular physical. Parents are urged to ensure their children receive annual wellness examinations from their pediatrician or primary care physician.

To schedule a sports participation exam or to find a primary care provider, call (563) 421-DOCS (3627).