Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Free physicals for kids

Posted By on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 5:04 PM

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The end of summer can be a drag for kids — and an absolute punishment for their parents' wallets.

There are backpacks, notebooks, and pencils to be purchased. And new outfits and shoes are generally expected. A child may need an instrument, supplies, or a new uniform to participate in after school clubs or sports. And a lot of times, kids also need to undergo a physical with a family doctor in order to qualify for sports teams.

So here's some good news for parents: Your child can get that physical free of charge, thanks to a program at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Read on for the details:

Penrose-St. Francis Offers Free Back to School Physicals

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will provide free Back to School and Sports Physicals at the Mercy’s Gate Healthy Family Back to School Event. Physicals are available to children ages 4-18 years old.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel
4285 N. Academy Blvd.

To schedule an appointment, call 211. Limited walk-ins will be accepted.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring immunization records.


About Penrose St. Francis Health Services:
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care facility offering a full complement of emergency, medical and surgical services. Penrose-St. Francis was named one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” seven years in a row, 2008-2014, by Healthgrades, the only recipient in Colorado. Penrose-St. Francis is part of Centura Health. Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 16,200 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, seven senior living communities, 17 health neighborhoods, home care and hospice services, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. For more information about Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, visit www.penrosestfrancis.org.

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