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After a student signs up for a school sport, suiting up in uniform isn’t the next step — first they need a physical.
According to Cottonwood nurse practitioner Sue Albright, 1 in 8 children in Yavapai County do not have health insurance.

Cottonwood nurse practitioner Sue Albright and Yavapai College nursing students host free well-child exams and offer free school and sports physicals. The event is geared toward the 1 in 8 children in Yavapai County who do not have health insurance. The next clinic will be Saturday, Feb. 23.So about a year ago, she began offering free health care exams for uninsured children at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 330 Scenic Drive, in Clarkdale. Albright, a national board certified nurse practitioner, holds the event from 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of the month. The next clinic is Saturday, Feb. 23. Signs mark the walk-in event and no appointment is needed.

Thus far, Albright said turnout has been minimal, so she’s hoping to get the word out about the free exams, especially to help those parents who can’t afford health insurance for their children. The free clinic is for more than just sports physicals.

For the full story, see the Friday, Feb. 15, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.