LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - Football season is here, along with other fall sports and activities, and sports medicine experts know no matter how much athletes train and condition, injuries are bound to occur.
In order to ensure athletes receive proper treatment, Covenant Medical Group’s sports medicine experts offer a free Sports Injury Clinic from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday beginning Sept. 2 through Nov. 11 at Covenant Health Plus, 7601 Quaker Ave.
The clinic is available for anyone, adults or children, with an athletic-related injury. For minors, a parent, legal guardian or coach must attend, to sign releases for treatment and other paperwork.
Athletes will be evaluated by an orthopedic physician free of charge. Patients will be billed should X-rays, casting or further treatment be needed outside of a medical diagnosis. All insurance information is needed at the time of visit including the school insurance claim form for student athletes.
Each year in the United States, 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports. High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Statistics show the most common injuries athletes sustain are sprains and strains.
Every Saturday, Covenant’s Sports Injury Clinic is open on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, it is important to arrive when the doors open at 9 a.m.
For more information about the clinic, call Michael Gore at (806) 725-4605.
About Covenant Health:
Covenant Health has served for almost 100 years as the only faith-based integrated health network in the West Texas, eastern New Mexico region providing a Christian healing ministry. Covenant’s network includes six hospitals, more than 1,000 licensed beds, more than 5,000 employees, 97 primary care providers, a medical staff of more than 600 physicians at its cornerstone facilities, and a regionally based health plan – FirstCare -- offering high-quality affordable healthcare coverage. To learn more about Covenant Health, please visit covenanthealth.org.
(News release from Covenant Health)
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