Free School Sports Physicals Offered July 20 at St. Joseph Medical Center in The Heights

HOUSTON (June 12, 2019) – Most sports programs in Houston-area schools require a physical exam to determine if the student athlete is able to participate safely in a chosen sport and other extracurricular activities.

To help parents get their students ready, Robert Horry Sports Medicine at St. Joseph Medical Center is offering free physicals on Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Primary care and orthopedic physicians on the St. Joseph medical staff will check the athlete's vitals, vision, joints and flexibility as a part of the physical assessment.

Each student must bring a completed copy of their school’s physical evaluation form and the student’s prescription for eye glasses or contacts if applicable.

The sports physical exams will take place at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights at 1917 Ashland St. Free parking is available.

To register, visit schoolphysicals.eventbrite.com or for more information call 281-888-4449.

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About St. Joseph Medical Center 

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC), in partnership with physician owners and part of Steward Health Care Network, is a full service, general acute care hospital with its main campus in downtown Houston and a second hospital in the Houston Heights. Celebrated as Houston’s first hospital and the only one downtown, SJMC has been providing a wide range of services to greater Houston area residents for more than 130 years. Services include a 24-hour Level III Emergency Center, behavioral medicine, cardiovascular surgery, cancer care, bariatric and general surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, women’s health services and more. St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights offers a 24-hour Level II emergency center, an intensive care unit, outpatient cardiac clinic, diagnostic imaging, inpatient care and a wide range of surgical services. For information about SJMC’s programs and services, visit sjmctx.org.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the nation’s largest private, tax paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Steward operates 36 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

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