FHN, FHS Offering Sports Physical Clinics

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN and Freeport High School have collaborated to create a safe plan for sports physicals for the 2020-21 season. The physicals will be done on the high school campus to ensure social distancing within the gymnasium while providing a safe environment for participants due to COVID-19 concerns.

Please attend during the designated time for your student’s intended sport (below) to ensure attendance capacity is held to the appropriate safety standard. Only the athlete and a parent/guardian are permitted in the building; no siblings or individuals not receiving a physical will be allowed entry. All persons entering the school must wear a mask at all times. Participants should enter through the south main gym doors on Empire; exit will be through the west parking lot by the grass field. Please park in the west parking area; students will be entering the Empire Street side of the school and exiting in the west lot.

Physicals cost $20 upon registration via cash or check only (ATM on site if needed); as in previous years, FHN donates this fee back to the school. The IHSA exam form and FHN consent form can be downloaded at www.fhn.org/sportsphysicals. All forms must be filled out and signed prior to arriving for the physical.

Tuesday July 28

4 – 4:30 p.m. – Phantoms Youth Football

4:30 – 5 p.m. – Tennis & Golf

5 – 5:30 p.m. – Football

5:30 – 6 p.m. – Football

6 – 6:30 p.m. – Dance & Cheer & Swimming

6:30 – 7 p.m. – Volleyball & Cross Country

Tuesday August 11

4 – 4:30 p.m. – Basketball & Wrestling

4:30 – 5 p.m. – Soccer

5 – 5:30 p.m. – Baseball

5:30 – 6 p.m. – Bowling & Softball

6 – 6:30 p.m. – Track

6:30 – 7 p.m. – Open to any sport

Students will remain in one room for the entire exam, and exam areas will be cleaned after each student. Each exam should take 15 – 20 minutes. Physical forms for all students will be turned over to the school at the end of each event. Athletes may take a cell phone photo of the completed form for their records.

Information regarding sports physicals for other area schools will be coming soon.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,200 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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