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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Take Care Health Systems announced Thursday that through April 30, the retail clinic operator will be offering sports and camp physicals for $35. The physicals, regularly $60, are administered by board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants at select Walgreens locations.
"Sports and camp physicals are a great opportunity for families to interact with a trusted healthcare professional who can identify children who might be at risk for illness or injury during certain activities," stated Sandra Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. "During the examination, Take Care Clinics' nurse practitioners and physician assistants screen patients for specified healthcare conditions, check whether immunizations are up-to-date and answer any questions parents may have regarding their child's development," Ryan added.
Take Care Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants also can administer appropriate immunizations — such as flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), Menactra (meningitis), Varicella (chickenpox), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and Gardasil (human papillomavirus) — for school-aged children.
High-school and middle-school level preparticipation sports physicals are not available at Take Care Clinics in Kansas, however.