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Atrium Health Navicent to Offer Free Sports Physicals for Bibb Schools Student Athletes

Students must bring signed consent and waiver forms

Atrium Health Navicent is partnering with Bibb County Schools to offer free sports physicals for area student athletes. Physicals for student athletes from Central, Northeast and Southwest high schools will be offered on Tuesday, March 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central High School, located at 2155 Napier Ave, in Macon.

Exams will be offered for student athletes from Westside, Rutland and Howard high schools on Thursday, March 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westside High School, located at 2851 Heath Road in Macon.

Student athletes must bring signed consent and waiver forms which are available in advance from their schools. They also must bring a copy of their pre-participation physical evaluation history form.

These services are being offered by Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital and Atrium Health Navicent’s family medicine program.

“Atrium Health Navicent is proud to student athletes with these free physical exams, which can identify health issues and ensure they’re safe to participate in sports for the upcoming season,” said Dr. Mitch Rodriguez, business development officer for Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital. “Ensuring children receive regular checkups, including sports physicals, helps set them on a path for a healthy future. Thanks to Bibb County Schools for their partnership in providing this vital service.”

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org