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Free 2018-2019 School Year Athletic Pre-Participation Screening Exams


Offered for New Hanover County Middle and High School Athletes and Cheerleaders


PARENTS, NOTE THESE DATES!


Each year, all North Carolina students who plan to participate in athletics or cheerleading must undergo a state-mandated screening examination.  Physicians in New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society, in concert with New Hanover County Health Department and the school systems, have, for many years, offered free screenings for New Hanover County athletes and cheerleaders at designated times. Exams for the Boys will be on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00 pm.  Girls’ exams will be on Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Exams are at the Health Department, 2029 South 17th Street. These are the only free screening dates/times for 2018-2019 school sports:


*Note: Boys may not be screened on girls’ night or girls on boys’ night.*


The waiting area for students is the Health Department’s parking lot facing 17th street in front of the Health Department Clinic building.  After lining up at the entrance, students will be seen on a first come, first served basis (begun in 2017), instead of by school groups.  There is no need to arrive more than 15 minutes early.  Before beginning an examination, physicians are required to see the two-page medical history, emergency information, and parental permission forms.