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Brodhead clinic to host health screenings on Aug. 3
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MONROE - With school athletics, summer leagues and athletic camps coming up, it's time for students to get a pre-participation screening. These screenings help address any health issues or injuries that could be corrected during the summer months in preparation for the next sports season.

Monroe Clinic-Brodhead will host pre-participation screenings from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3. To schedule a screening, call 608-324-2600. The cost is $20 in cash, credit or check payable at the time of the screening. Insurance is not billed.

Pre-participation screenings do not replace complete physicals. To fully address adolescent health issues, incoming ninth-grade students are not eligible to receive a pre-participation screening and should receive a full school physical.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that children and adolescents receive a routine health exam every two years after kindergarten. There are also a variety of state and school requirements for routine and sports physicals.