School to offer free physical exams

Kendall Dees

Harvard-Westlake partnered with Exer More Than Urgent Care, urgent care clinics that work in association with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, to provide free comprehensive physical exams for Harvard-Westlake students at all of the Exer facilities June 3.

Exer worked with the school to organize “Harvard-Westlake Day” for students to visit any of the Exer locations and receive a free physical examination.

Before they are eligible, students must present their Harvard-Westlake ID card or provide proof of their enrollment at the school.

Students had the opportunity to sign up for appointments at the Sherman Oaks facility online beginning May 11 but will now be able to make their own appointments or walk in at their other facilities.

Some students’ insurance policies will not cover physicals within a year of their previous check-up. One of the goals of organizing the “Harvard-Westlake Day” is to help students complete their necessary physicals for the 2018-2019 school year on time, Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado said.

These check-ups are aimed to help student athletes complete the necessary paperwork to be cleared to participate in the fall season, Preciado said. Students must submit a physical by July 23 and the paperwork must be dated April 1 or later.

Students who are graduating this year will also be able to take advantage of the day to fulfill the requirement for a physical at the schools they plan to attend in the fall.