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  • Wentworth-Douglass and Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to host School Sports Physicals

    With fall sports season approaching, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are pleased to host pre-participation school sports physicals during convenient evening hours on July 28, August 5, and August 13.  
    July 28 & Aug. 13, 2020, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
    Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
    7 Marsh Brook Drive
    Somersworth, NH
    August 5, 2020 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
    Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
    67 Corporate Drive, Building A
    Portsmouth, NH
    Many school systems require pre-participation sports physicals to make sure there are no underlying health conditions that might put a child at risk of a serious health condition while participating in their chosen sport.  Sports physicals are similar to routine physicals and involve reviewing family health history and a physical exam to make sure posture, joints, strength, and flexibility are within normal ranges. During the sports physical, the physician will record measurements such as height and weight, blood pressure and pulse, as well as checking the heart, abdomen, ears, nose, lungs, and throat. 
    Limited walk-in appointments are available and insurance is not required.  The cost for these sports physicals is $20 and ages 12 and up are welcome.  If a child is under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must be present.  Because of COVID-19 visitor restrictions, only parents or guardians may accompany the patient. To schedule an appointment, please call (603) 742-2007 and select Option 1.
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (wdhospital.org) is a not-for-profit charitable health care organization located in Dover, New Hampshire with a 110-year history of compassionate care and innovation. Serving the Seacoast communities since 1906, it is a family of 3,000 employees including 500+ registered nurses and a medical staff of over 480 physicians and advanced practitioners dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of residents and visitors to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital was awarded Magnet® designation in 2016, joined the Massachusetts General Hospital family in 2017 and includes a 178-bed hospital, several urgent care and walk-in facilities, multiple testing centers, Wentworth Health Partners (primary and specialty provider practices), The Works Family Health and Fitness Center and the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation.