When does my child need a sports physical?
All student athletes in grades 7 through 12 are required by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) to have a documented sports clearance. Teens in extracurricular sports are required to complete their physical exam in grade 9 or 11 – or if it is their first time participating on a high school team.
All physicals need to be completed prior to the sports season and not before May 1 of the summer before the current academic year.
Your Mosaic sports clearance exam is valid for two years.
When you schedule your sports physical with us, be sure to fill out the OSAA Sports Physical Form and bring it to your appointment:
What is included in a sports physical?
Sports physicals include both a medical history and a physical exam.
- Serious illnesses among family members
- Illnesses (past and/or current such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy)
- Previous hospitalizations or surgeries
- Known allergies
- Past injuries (concussions, sprains, or bone fractures)
- List of current medications (including over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and
- prescription medications)
- Height and weight
- Blood pressure and pulse
- Heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
- Posture, joints, strength, and flexibility
- Nutrition and diet
Combine a sports physical with your annual check up
When you schedule an annual check up with your provider, the visit includes a sports physical and OSAA paperwork at no additional cost. This combined exam ensures better healthcare for kids and lower costs for parents. It’s also covered by most insurance plans including the Oregon Health Plan. For more information about the benefits of combining your sports exam with an annual visit to your provider, visit the OK to Play website.