On Friday, Aug. 17, Presbyterian Sports Medicine will launch its Black & Blue Clinic for unexpected high school sports injuries. After-hours care will be available to all high school athletes, from football players to cheerleaders, every Friday night this fall through Nov. 2. The clinic will be held at Presbyterian Urgent Care Matthews, which is located inside Presbyterian Hospital Matthews at 1450 Matthews Township Parkway. Care will be provided on a walk-in basis, and athletes seeking treatment must check in between 10 and 11:30 p.m. in order to be seen.
When unexpected sports injuries – such as concussions, sprains, strains, cuts and broken bones – occur, Presbyterian’s Black & Blue Clinic will be a cost-efficient, time-saving alternative to the emergency department. It will be staffed by Eric Warren, M.D., a board-certified primary care sports medicine doctor, as well as a certified athletic trainer. X-ray services will be available on-site. Services at the Black & Blue Clinic will be charged at the rate of an urgent care visit, and most insurance plans will be accepted.
“We’re truly excited to offer the Black & Blue Clinic to high school athletes competing in our community on Friday nights, because it provides the quickest opportunity for post-game sports injury evaluation in the area,” said Dr. Warren. “By offering a Friday night clinic staffed by a sports medicine physician and certified athletic trainer, we’ll be able to diagnose and treat athletes safely, quickly and cost-effectively.”
Presbyterian Sports Medicine has experts in a broad range of specialties, including primary care sports medicine, orthopaedic sports medicine, physical therapy, sports psychiatry, pediatric cardiology and certified athletic training. To learn more, call 704-316-SPRT (7778) or visit www.presbyterian.org/sportsmed.