COVID-19 update: Due to school closures and social distancing guidelines, our free sport physicals and injury screenings for student athletes are temporarily suspended.
UC San Diego Health's sports medicine providers can help recognize and prevent injury, and develop rehab programs for injured high school athletes with:
Sports physicals: We offer free sports physicals to San Diego Unified student athletes yearly. These physicals include all elements required to participate in sports for the academic year. We also provide optional concussion baseline testing and sports health and wellness educational presentations.
On-site certified athletic trainers: We provide on-site,
athletic trainers to high schools. Athletic trainers have extensive training in preventing and caring for athletic injuries and illnesses at all levels of sport including high school, university, and professional ranks. They collaborate with our physicians to provide clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, preventive services, and rehabilitation for acute and chronic injuries and medical conditions.
Concussion evaluation: We can connect you with
athletic trainers and sports physicians who have expertise in evaluating sports concussions. Our team is trained in the current standards of sports concussion assessment and return to play protocol required by California state law, California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and the San Diego Unified School District policy. Most concussions will require follow-up care before you can return to competition. We can expedite referral to our Concussion Clinic for comprehensive and trusted return to learn and play management. For more information, see our
Free sports injury screenings: UC San Diego Health offers free injury evaluations to San Diego Unified high school student athletes. These screenings are held at our sports medicine clinic in La Jolla.
Injuries Requiring Referral or Emergency Care
If you believe your injury is serious, seek immediate medical attention. The emergency room is usually the best choice for serious acute injuries.
We also offer same-day