PHYSICAL FORM FAQ
PHYSICAL FORM FAQ
Where can I get the REQUIRED Lawrence University physical form?
Where do I send my forms?
Lawrence University Athletic Training
711 East Boldt Way, SPC 16
Appleton, WI 54911-5626
When is my paperwork due?
Fall student-athletes: August 1
Winter and spring student-athletes: September 1
What do I do about the August 1st deadline if my physical is scheduled after that date?
Please send all completed paperwork by the deadline and send/fax (920-832-7349) the physical form when it is complete. All paperwork submitted after the August 1 deadline for fall sports is subject to review before the student-athlete is allowed to participate. This means that the student-athlete may not be able to participate until 48 hours after all forms are received to allow for proper review. This is for the student-athlete's well-being.
I sent my physical to Lawrence right before I came to school.
My first practice is tomorrow and you still do not have it because it is in the mail. What do I do?
You cannot practice until we receive your physical. WE always advise you to BRING it with you if there is a chance we would not get it until after practice starts. Remember, as a first-year student, you will send your physical to Student Health Services and a copy to Athletic Training.
Can I wait to get a physical in Appleton rather than in my hometown with my own doctor?
Yes, but there are few choices and they require payment for this service. You will have to find a provider who is in your health insurance network. Please allow at least a few days to get in. Make sure you take our form for the doctor to fill out and complete.
I had a physical in the summer, but it is not on the Lawrence University physical form. What do I do?
We will accept the physical IF it clears you to participate in intercollegiate athletics, but PREFER that our form is used instead. You can also fax our form to your physician's office for them to fill out and return to us. We will not accept a note that says "cleared for athletics."
I had a physical last year; can I just use that one?
NO, you must have had your physical within six months of your first date of participation. Any physicals older than six months will not be accepted.
Do I need a new physical every year I compete at Lawrence University?
YES you do. For returning athletes we have specifically designated free "Physical Updates" with our affiliated Orthopedic Surgeons and Family Practice Doctors. If you miss the scheduled night, YOU must find and schedule your own physical. This may incur insurance fees.
Do I need to have all the immunizations listed on the physical form?
Yes, we would like all incoming first-year athletes to have this on record and many are required by the state and university.
My doctor forgot to sign and/or check the no restriction box on the physical form?
We cannot accept this without these two items being completed. You must get your doctor to fill in these vital areas before you will be allowed to try out for the team or begin practice.
What are the insurance requirements?
Please note all Lawrence University student-athletes must provide evidence of insurance that includes coverage for athletically-related injuries. This is a prerequisite for practice and competition set forth by the NCAA. No student will be allowed to participate in any way until such evidence of current insurance coverage is on file with the Lawrence University Department of Athletics. This includes a photocopy of both sides of your insurance card and a more detailed insurance information form, which is available on the athletics website.
Insurance coverage must have a limit of at least $90,000 and cover athletically-related injuries. If you have questions regarding the terms of your coverage, you should contact your insurer immediately. Please be sure to note if there are any exclusions in your policy regarding athletically-related injuries or regional coverage. If your insurance does not meet these requirements, Lawrence University will review the individual circumstances.
Lawrence University will assume no responsibility whatsoever for the payment of, or authorization to pay, medical expenses resulting from injuries that occur while participating in intercollegiate athletics at Lawrence University.
The NCAA's Catastrophic Injury Insurance Program covers student-athletes who are catastrophically injured while participating in a covered intercollegiate athletic activity (subject to all policy terms and conditions). The policy has a $90,000 deductible. This coverage does not qualify as the basic coverage required for participation in athletics at Lawrence University. It is supplemental coverage in the event of a catastrophic injury. More information on this program can be found on the NCAA website at www.ncaa.org.
I do not have insurance. Can I play a sport at Lawrence University, and if not, where can I get insurance?
NO, you cannot play or practice until you get insurance. Most students get insurance through their parents' policy. If this is not possible, you can go anywhere to get a policy. Lawrence University does offer a policy through WPS of Wisconsin and applications are available at the Department of Athletics office located on the ground level of Alexander Gymnasium.
My parents' insurance will be changing (sometime) during the season. What should I do?
You must notify the athletic training staff as soon as you know the new information so we can properly change it in your file.
My insurance has not changed since I gave you a copy of my insurance card last year. Do I need to give you a new photocopy or can you just carry over last year's copy?
We need a new copy of your insurance card with your name and sport printed at the top EACH YEAR.
If I get hurt playing a sport at Lawrence University and my insurance does not pay all my medical bills, will Lawrence University's insurance cover the balance, thus eliminating my out-of-pocket expenses?
NO, Lawrence University does not carry primary or secondary coverage on its student-athletes. All athletes are required to carry their own medical insurance and are responsible for all costs incurred while playing sports.
I am a military veteran and have insurance through the Veterans Administration, therefore, I have no insurance card. What do I do?
Simply bring us a photocopy of your military ID as proof of VA insurance.
I am currently taking medication for ADHD. What do I need from my doctor?
Please refer to the banned substance exception attachment for information required from your doctor.
Does a student-athlete need to have an updated letter from the prescribing physician on file each year of their eligibility?
Yes, an annual follow-up with the prescribing physician is the minimum standard, and that can be reflected in a letter from the physician or a copy of the medical record, with written indication of the current treatment.