Sports Physicals - Houghton County

The athletic screenings historically provided by UGL will be offered in a new format going forward. In an effort to ensure a more comprehensive evaluation of our students, physicals instead of screenings will be performed during routine appointments – such as a Well-Child Exam – and providers will complete the appropriate sports screening forms. We are encouraging students to see their own primary care provider for this exam, or they may choose to be evaluated during these specific times with our complete team of healthcare providers.

These appointments will be billed to the patient's insurance. Students will be split into 2 cohorts – Cohort A and Cohort B.

Cohort A

  • Medicaid/UPHP insurance
    • Have not had a Well-Child Exam since Jan 1, 2021
  • Commercial/private insurance
    • Well-Child coverage is 1 per calendar year, and the student has not had a Well-Child Exam since January 1, 2021
    • Well-Child coverage is 1 every 12 months, and the student has not had a Well-Child Exam within 12 months of the date they sign up for the visit
  • Self-Pay
    • Please contact us at 906-483-1705 to determine if this Cohort will meet your needs

Dates for Cohort A Appointments

  • Houghton Family Health Center
    • June 15th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • June 17th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • July 8th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Hancock Family Health Center – Family Practice
    • July 20th from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Hancock Family Health Center – Pediatrics
    • June 22nd from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • July 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Lake Linden Family Health Center
    • June 28th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Calumet Family Health Center
    • July 21st from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Cohort B

  • Medicaid/UPHP insurance
    • Has had a Well-Child Exam since January 1, 2021
  • Commercial/private insurance
    • Well-Child coverage is 1 per calendar year, and the student has had a Well-Child Exam since January 1, 2021
    • Well-Child coverage is 1 every 12 months and the student has had a Well-Child Exam within 12 months of the date they sign up for the visit
  • Self-Pay
    • Please contact us at 906-483-1705 to determine if this Cohort will meet your needs

Dates for Cohort B Appointments

  • Houghton Family Health Center
    • June 29th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • July 27th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Hancock Family Health Center – Family Practice
    • July 26th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Hancock Family Health Center – Pediatrics
    • June 25th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • July 19th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Lake Linden Family Health Center
    • July 30th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Calumet Family Health Center
    • July 28th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

UGL patients (or their parent/guardian) will be contacted via our HealthTalk system in the form of a text message to schedule their appointment. Those parents/guardians who have more than one child will receive a separate text message for each child.

If a student is not an established UGL patient, their parent/guardian may text “Hello” to 906-257-9677 or call 906-483-1860 to schedule.

Going forward, in an effort to provide the best comprehensive care, sports physicals will follow this format. Parents/guardians may consider adjusting their child’s Well-Child Exam so it falls within the timeframe when sports screenings may be performed for the following school year in order to have all services completed during one appointment.

Athletes should arrive prepared and must have the following items in hand:

  1. Physical form with completed health history (in its entirety). Please note that this must include the parent’s signature to participate in a physical.
  2. Insurance Card
    • For those who do not have insurance, an application for UGL's Sliding Fee Scale will be provided to the parent/guardian.
  3. Eyeglasses or contact lenses for the vision test.
  4. Athletes DO NOT need to bring a urine sample for the physical.

If you have any questions concerning student physicals, please contact the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center administration office at (906) 483-1705 for more information.



Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility.
UGL receives funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS26511 Health Center Cluster, total award amount of $1,839,050 with 89.9 % financed from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.