PlaySafe Cardiac Physicals

PlaySafe Cardiac Physicals for student-athletes
Playsafe provides free sports physicals with cardiac screening every spring for high school student athletes. This comprehensive exam can find underlying medical and orthopaedic abnormalities and can even help prevent sudden cardiac death.

PlaySafe Cardiac Physicals: 

With the restrictions for gathering, we unfortunately need to cancel the annual UCSF Playsafe Cardiac Physicals event scheduled for May 2, 2020.

We realize that things are uncertain and we remain committed to helping the student-athletes across the bay area and will update you on how we at UCSF Sports Medicine can offer services to student-athletes as things become more clear.

If there's any questions you may have about sports activities or sports medicine at this time, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We hope that those close to you are safe.  

For High School Students (Expected graduation: 2021-2024)
  • Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email  that has two forms that need to be signed by a parent/legal guardian for any student athlete under the age of 18 years old.  
    • You must bring these signed documents with you on on the day of the cardiac physical.
  • These physicals are free of charge.  
  • The sports physical and cardiac screening will require your child to move through multiple stations which will include a Vitals Exam, a Medical Exam, an Ortho Exam, and a Cardiac Exam.
    • We request that you wait for your child in the designated waiting areas while they complete their physical.
  • This is a screening exam for your child’s athletic participation.  
    • Note:  If your child is currently being treated for a significant medical, cardiac, or orthopaedic condition, we recommend that you consult with your primary care or specialty physician instead.
  • As a screening, this exam does not take the place of your normal visit to your primary care physician.  Please continue to see them as scheduled.
  • We are proud that our collection of community and UCSF specialists are able to contribute their experience in their given fields.


For those interested in volunteering

PlaySafe Cardiac Physicals welcomes medical and non-medical volunteers to participate on the day of the event.

  • ​Since 2009, our event has screened more than 3,500 student athletes. This event is made possible by the 500+ volunteers who have supported the program in past years!