VANCOUVER, Wash. Washington State University Vancouver nursing students and staff will hold their seventh annual Clark County Sports and Camp Physical Exam Clinic from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 22 at Chief Umtuch Middle School in Battle Ground. The cost is $20. All fees support WSU Vancouver nursing scholarships. Students from all area middle and high schools are invited to attend. No appointment is necessary.
In order to ensure safe participation in activities, physicals are required by a wide variety of camps, organized sports and organizations including the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. Physical exams typically cost between $50 and $100 at a doctor’s office. The Clark County Sports and Camp Physical Exam Clinic is an affordable option for families with or without health insurance.
The exams include an overview of the student’s medical history followed by a head-to-toe physical examination. Students should wear comfortable clothes and bring their camp physical forms with a parent or guardian’s signature.
WSU Vancouver family nurse practitioner students administer the exams. These students are licensed RNs working towards their master’s degrees to become primary care providers. Additional volunteer support comes from Battle Ground school nurses, coaches, students and staff.
More than 800 people have taken advantage of this clinic and more than $11,000 has been raised for the Dr. Renee Hoeksel Nursing Scholarship since the first clinic in 2005.
Melody Rasmor, assistant clinical professor of nursing, recognizes that there are a large number of families in Clark County who can benefit from the affordable sports physicals offered by WSU Vancouver nursing students.
“The Clark County Sports and Camp Physical Exam Clinic is an ideal service-learning opportunity that serves both the nursing students and the families of our community,” said Rasmor.
Chief Umtuch Middle School is located at 700 NW 9th St., Battle Ground, Wash., 98604.