Families are busy with sports year round. That's why Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic (WMC) in Decorah and its satellite clinics in Ossian and Mabel offer reduced-rate athletic physicals year-round to all area athletes for only $30.

The $30 program requires payment at the time of service.

Each student should bring a completed Iowa or Minnesota athletic physical form, which is available from their school or on the medical center web site at http://www.winmedical.org/athletic-physicals.

This is a reduced-rate service. If one chooses to submit the costs to insurance, the regular office fee will apply and WMC will submit it for you. The clinic encourages everyone to check with their insurance provider for benefits that may or may not be available for athletic physicals.

Vaccinations are not included in this special program, but staff will help arrange a time for vaccinations, with parental consent.

A free optional musculoskeletal screen is provided with all athletic physicals. The assessments are performed by certified athletic trainers in the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Department at WMC. The screen covers joint flexibility and strength, posture, joint stability, injury history review and information on strength and conditioning for the athlete.

The discounted program for $30 does not cover camp-required physicals or college physicals other than athletic college physicals.

To make an appointment for a student athletic physical, or for more information, call Winneshiek Medical Center at (563) 382-2911, Ossian Clinic at (563) 532-9500 or the Mabel Clinic at (507) 493-5115.