CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals

By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: July 22, 2016

Chesterton-Valpo-FB-14-3Porter Regional Hospital’s CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers are offering $25 sports physicals from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week at all three Porter County locations. CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers are located in Porter’s Chesterton Medical Campus at 650 Dickinson Road, in Chesterton, in Portage Hospital at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage, and at 809 LaPorte Avenue in Valparaiso

All area middle and high school students who wish to participate in athletic programs during next year’s school season are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

During the examination, a Porter physician will:

  • Review the athlete’s health history
  • Review all immunizations to ensure they are up-to-date
  • Provide a sports physical exam to determine if the athlete may safely participate in their sports-related activities

“All school athletes are required to get an annual sports physical before they may participate. We are trying to spread the word and encourage them to get it done sooner, rather than wait until the last minute,” shared Joanna Nelson, director, CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers. “However, the real benefit with CareEXPRESS is that we are always here, even during the last minute, for school physicals, as well as prompt quality walk-in care for illnesses, injuries and more by Porter physicians.”

Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke and Jasper counties. With more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care. Porter is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff.