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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Offers Mansfield ISD Athletes UIL Athletic Physicals and Echocardiograms

Mansfield Independent School District Athletic Department is partnering with Methodist Mansfield Medical Center to offer $20 sports physicals to some 5,000 middle school and high school student athletes. Physicals will take place Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at Mansfield High School The hospital will also offer free optional echocardiogram screenings at Methodist Mansfield, located at 2700 E. Broad Street in Mansfield. An echocardiogram is a test in which ultrasound is used to examine the heart to help detect abnormalities and/or other cardiovascular conditions that may affect student athletes. The sports physicals and echocardiogram screenings will be performed by volunteer nurses, allied health professionals, and independently practicing physicians from Methodist Mansfield. Parents of middle school and high school student athletes in Mansfield ISD who wish to participate in the echocardiogram screening must complete a medical history questionnaire and sign medical releases prior to the screening. The forms are available from MISD athletic directors or on the website www.mansfieldisd.org. Echocardiogram screenings will be offered on a first come/first served basis and will be conducted by appointment only by calling 1-877-637-4297. Parents must accompany their teens during this painless non-invasive test.

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