Pinnacle Healthcare is partnering with the Yuma Community Food Bank to offer athletic physicals to students at a discounted price.
Students looking to play sports during the upcoming school year can receive physicals for $10 if they bring a nonperishable food item with them to the clinic. Normally, physicals are $30 if the patient pays credit/debit or $20 if they pay with cash.
The clinic will be donating the proceeds to the YCFB Capitol Campaign, said Tami Harmon, a physician assistant and a managing partner of Pinnacle Healthcare.
“...It always feels good to give back when we can. I know we're not talking about a crazy amount of money, but if I can make just a small difference, then it will be worth it,” she said.
“The other maybe selfish reason for the drive is that we are hoping to lessen the mad rush of student-athletes who come to the clinic during the week of registration and make it harder to conduct our normal flow of business when there are so many kids in the lobby. It will hopefully keep the wait times down too.”
The discounted physicals will be offered at 4343 E. 31st Place on Friday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Harmon added that the student's health history form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian for them to do the physical exam. Also, if a student wears glasses they should bring them to the appointment.