FastMed Urgent Care offers Back-to-School Discounted $15 Sports Physicals at Select Locations

North Carolina High School Athletic Association Named FastMed the Official Urgent Care Vendor

Clayton, NC – September 2 – FastMed Urgent Care, North Carolina’s largest urgent care network, is offering a Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE) discount voucher of $15 at select locations to encourage student athletes to get their required physical.  In addition, FastMed Urgent Care has been named the official urgent care vendor for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), which provides governance and leadership for interscholastic athletic programs and sets the standard for the PPE.

The pre-participation physical examination is required before a student participates in any sport in North Carolina. The exam consists of the physical exam and medical history and must be completed by a physician or physician assistant. All FastMed clinics offer fast, walk-in PPEs but for a limited time select FastMed clinics are offering a voucher for $15 PPEs good through September 30, 2014. Click here to find a FastMed near you or search for locations that are offering the $15 voucher special, or click here for participating FastMed locations.

"The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to work with FastMed in providing beneficial resources and services to our member schools.  The health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes is a strategic priority of the NCHSAA,” said Davis Whitefield, Commissioner for the NCHSAA. “We are pleased that FastMed is offering discounted sports physicals to assist parents and students in satisfying sports participation requirements."

“All student athletes are required to have a sports physical examination prior to participating in any sport to help ensure an athlete can safely play,” said Jason A. Williams, FastMed Urgent Care’s Founder, CEO and President of the Eastern Region.  “At FastMed, we provide quality sports physicals that are fast and convenient because we want to support good health and expanded access to care needed by the families and school communities we serve.”

FastMed asks student athletes to bring the following information to complete the PPE:

  • Current immunization records - Immunization record card with most recent vaccines, dates given, and provider
  • Family health history – Any chronic medical illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, heart arrhythmia or murmurs, epilepsy, kidney problems, or seizures that may impact sports participation
  • Injury history - Prior personal injuries including surgeries or hospitalization, concussions, fractured or broken bones, repeated swelling joints or dislocations
  • Medications list – Any current medications
  • Corrective lenses – Corrective lenses for eyes
  • Exam Form - A copy of the official NCHSAA Pre-participation Sports Physical Medical Examination Form. To download the form, click here
  • A Parent - Minors must be accompanied by an adult chaperone or guardian and have parental/guardian permission

FastMed’s urgent care clinics provide physical examinations 365 days year, 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. To expedite receiving your physical exam, FastMed offers online check-in to help reduce potential wait time (if any), click here for FastMed’s ZipPass check-in. 

About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is an owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona.  FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market.  The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed clinics hold The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation in compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory health care. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group.  

About the Comvest Group:
The Comvest Group, with $1.2 billion of assets under management, provides flexible financing solutions to lower middle-market companies through its equity and debt funds, often meeting time-critical and complex funding requirements.  The firm includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with managers and owners of companies to operationally improve businesses and create long-term value. Since 2000, Comvest has invested more than $1.5 billion of capital in over 105 public and private companies.  For more information, please visit www.comvest.com.

Contact:
Reuel Heyden
Sr. Dir. of Communications | Marketing
FastMed Urgent Care
Phone: 919.550.0821x1016
Email: r.heyden@fastmed.com