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Pre-Participation Screening Exams

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Free 2019-2020 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 30, 2019Girls’ exams will be on Thursday, June 06, 2019. Exams are at the Health Department, 2029 South 17th Street. These are the only free screening dates/times for 2019-2020 school sports:

Boys:        6:00 pm       Thursday, May 30

Ashley HS
D.C. Virgo MS
Hoggard HS
Holly Shelter MS
Laney HS
Murray MS
Myrtle Grove MS
New Hanover HS
Noble MS
Private Schools
Roland-Grise MS
Trask MS
Williston MS

Girls:        6:00 pm       Thursday, June 6

Ashley HS
D.C. Virgo MS
Hoggard HS
Holly Shelter MS
Laney HS
Murray MS
Myrtle Grove MS
New Hanover HS
Noble MS
Private Schools
Roland-Grise MS
Trask MS
Williston MS
* 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 which are available in the schools and at the Board of Education or downloaded from the district's website. Rising ninth graders should list the high school that they will attend in the fall.
 
If there are questions, contact the student’s school, the Medical Society’s Executive Director, Bonnie Brown (910-790-5800; Email: MedicalSociety@NHPCMS.org), or the NHC Schools Lead Athletic Trainer, Matthew Triche (910-251-6100 x  74448 Email:matthew.triche@nhcs.net).  Please note that it is inappropriate to call the Health Department for information or to request copies of exam forms.  (Completed forms are housed at the school that the athlete attends.)  * * One may make a digital copy of his/her own form with a personal device at checkout, however.  This became an additional benefit in 2017.
 
The Medical Society and Health Department physicians, staffs and administrations are pleased to be able to donate their time, expertise, and facilities to serve the community’s children – and their parents.  However, the volunteers unanimously caution, “Parents, please remember that athletic screening exams are just that.  Screenings.  Not complete physical check-ups.  It is important for junior high and high school students to have their own primary care physician and to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with him or her. Moreover, if there are known health concerns, it is absolutely imperative that the young person’s personal physician be on his/her sports health care team.”