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FastMed Encourages Youth Athletic Participation to Promote Healthy Living

Clayton, NC – March 26, 2014: FastMed, North Carolina’s largest urgent care network, is encouraging children and adolescents to participate in physical education programs at their school or in after school sports programs as part of the FastMed Cares Program, with a free sports physical voucher to all students from March 25 through May 8.

In children and adolescents, regular physical activity improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps prevent obesity, reduces anxiety and stress, and can increase self-esteem.

FastMed encourages physical activity through school and after school physical activity programs, including intramural physical activity clubs, interscholastic sports, and physical education by sponsoring these activities throughout Kernersville and Salisbury.

With the spring sports season starting in April including tennis and track as well as soccer, softball, baseball and lacrosse in May, any student participating in athletics is required to receive an annual sports physical.

The FastMed Cares Program was developed bringing the message of FastMed’s Urgent Care services to communities through unique and special initiatives specifically relevant to that community. Such initiatives include the Keep Cooler Program, which provides a 5 gallon water cooler to local schools and organizations; the FastMed Savings Plan, for patients needing medical treatment and are self-pay; and many other local programs.

FastMed clinics offer walk-in sports physicals 7 days a week, with 38 convenient locations throughout the State, and FastMed’s physical meets the criteria of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. A sports physical is not the same as a regular physical as it is geared toward assessing health and fitness of an individual related to a particular sport they are interested in playing.

The FastMed free sports physical voucher is valid at the following FastMed clinics:

FastMed Urgent Care – Kernersville
1024 South Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
Call: 336.564.1916

FastMed Urgent Care – Salisbury1361 Klumac Road
Salisbury, NC 28147
Call: 704.603.1175

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FastMed Urgent Care owns and operates more than 100 locations across Arizona, North Carolina and Texas, providing a broad range of acute/episodic and preventive healthcare services 365 days per year. FastMed also provides workers’ compensation services at all of its clinics, and family and sports medicine services at select locations. FastMed has successfully treated more than 5.3 million patients since the opening of its first clinic in 2005, and is the largest urgent care operator to be awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation in healthcare quality and safety in ambulatory healthcare. For more information about locations, services, hours of operation, insurance and prices, visit www.FastMed.com.

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