Patient Care

URMC Offering Free Physicals for Youth

Jul. 16, 2013
Dates scheduled for Thursdays in August and September

On four upcoming evenings, the University of Rochester Medical Center will be conducting free physicals for youth ages four through 19 years old. The School, Sports, and Work Permit Free Physicals program will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 8, 15, and 29, and September 12 at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, 415 Elmwood Avenue.  No appointments are being made.  Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.  The program is intended to serve uninsured or underinsured children.  Patients will be seen by medical students, residents, and physicians. 

Due to the popularity of this program, patients are advised to arrive early.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the first 125 youth in line each day will receive comprehensive physicals for school, sports participation, or work permits.

Prospective patients must follow these guidelines:

·         Bring the name, phone number, and address of the doctor whom you usually visit, if you have one

·         Children under age 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

·         17-year-olds being seen without a parent or guardian present must bring a signed parent consent form from their school district.  The Rochester City School District parental consent form is available online at:

The closest visitor parking lot is outside the School of Medicine and Dentistry, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Kendrick Road.

The physicals are provided courtesy of the URMC Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity and the Department of Emergency Medicine. For more information, call 585-275-7203.