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Each year, almost 100,000 students participate in high school athletics in Wisconsin. Of those living in Dane County, it’s estimated that two to five percent lack health insurance to pay for the one thing the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association says they must have before they can even step on the field or the court to practice: A basic sports physical.

To help student-athletes get into uniform, UW Health is partnering with other organizations to offer a free athletic physical clinic for uninsured athletes on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6-9 p.m. at the Access Community Health Center, located at 2202 S. Park St.

Student-athletes are being asked to arrive at the following assigned times:
Students with last names beginning with A-I: 6 p.m.
Students with last names beginning with J-R: 7 p.m.
Students with last names beginning with S-Z: no later than 8 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to attend with their children, and must be present for their child to receive immunizations. Parents also need to bring their child’s immunization records. All athletes are asked to wear shorts for the exam and female athletes are asked to wear tank tops.

Written by Madison365 staff

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