Local Clinic Spotlight: Candler, North Carolina

It’s almost time for our boys to buckle up the chinstraps and charge out onto the freshly mowed field for some high school football. It’s the new American pastime, and nowhere is football better than in a boisterous stadium nestled in Blue Ridge Mountains. 

At FastMed Urgent Care in West Asheville (Candler), we are getting ready for football season by offering $15 sports physicals through August 31, 2015. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association requires a physical for students who want to compete in a school sport — any sport, including those that don’t involve contact. If your daughter is going out for soccer this fall, she’ll need a physical as well.

FastMed is available for all your sports medicine needs. If you twist an ankle, fracture a wrist, or think you have a concussion, come in and get checked out. We can process X-rays quickly and often much more cost effectively than an emergency room. Our friendly staff is available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on the weekends. 

While our clean, state-of-the-art clinics help us keep players in the game, we also take our commitment directly to the field. The FastMed Keep Cooler program donates 5-gallon coolers to help keep local players hydrated. If your school or recreation team needs a cooler, contact a FastMed near you to see how we can help. We are committed to encouraging active young people and want to be sure each child is safely hydrated. In these hot summer months, hydration is one way to avoid dangerous heat exhaustion. The Keep Cooler Program is by request and while supplies last so make sure you keep your team cool with FastMed’s help.

From our customer-focused administrative staff to our team of experienced physicians, FastMed is your answer for any non-life threatening injury or illness. Find us in West Asheville at 511 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler near the BI-LO. And don’t forget to check in online if you want to save some time. After all — you’ve got a game to get to!