The Sports Medicine department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton provides services to local high schools, recreation departments, camps and community events, and individuals who are referred by a physician.
- On-site evaluations: A certified and licensed athletic trainer will come directly to your school to evaluate an injured athlete and make recommendations regarding the care of that athlete. This is a free service.
- Saturday morning screenings: From August to November, athletes with acute injuries are evaluated by both an athletic trainer and one of the orthopedic physicians on staff at the hospital. The free service includes X-rays.
To attend, an athlete or coach should call 940-898-7166 and give their name, school's name, type of injury and date incurred. Athletes should wear shorts and a T-shirt. A parent or guardian needs to accompany the athlete and bring their Social Security number and insurance information.
- Sports medicine workshops: An athletic trainer will come to your school to provide a sports medicine inservice for coaches and staff. A reasonable fee is charged for this service depending on the length of the workshop and the cost of supplies.
During the school year, the Sports Medicine department holds open lectures for anyone interested in sports medicine. The Texas Department of Health Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers and the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification approve the lectures for continuing education credit for athletic trainers.
For more information on the Sports Medicine program, call 940-898-7166.