Husky Student-Athletes: Be Sure to Complete Your Pre-Participation Physical

Husky Student-Athletes: Be Sure to Complete Your Pre-Participation Physical

PPE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES AT USM

Get a jump on these medical eligibility requirements for intercollegiate athletic participation at USM!!

Beginning June 15, 2019  the Southern Maine Huskies website (southernmainehuskies.com) made a link available to you to get Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) instructions for intercollegiate athletics participation at USM.  The entire process may take up to an hour to complete and it is all on-line.

Gather the following information together prior to completing Privit Profile:

  1. Your Immunization Shot Records. (Click on the following link for Immunization Requirements Information
  2. Your Health Insurance Enrollment Card (both sides of card must be uploaded to Privit Profile)
  3. Your USM MaineStreet ID # (7 digits)
  4. You MUST use your @maine.edu email address as your email address in Privit profile!

Important information that you need to know and share with your folks at home 

A) THE PPE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENT-ATHLETES PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS. NO EXCEPTIONS

B) DEADLINES FOR COMPLETING PRIVIT PROFILE (a web-based electronic health history and repository for medical release, consent and waiver form) ARE: 

  • August 2, 2019 for all fall sports participants
  • August 23, 2019 for all winter and spring sports participants

C) All first year/first-time participants as a student-athlete at USM must have an "initial" comprehensive pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) completed at USM Health and Counseling Services (UHCS). Your primary health insurance will be billed for this PPE – Do not have a physical by your own PCP because your health insurance probably will not pay for a second one in the same calendar year.

D) All "returning" student-athletes (any student-athlete who has had a previous "initial" PPE) must have a medical history update and blood pressure screening at UHCS prior to participation in intercollegiate athletics each year.  Your primary insurance will only be billed for a medical history of bodily systems and a blood pressure check, not an annual physical.

E) Complete the Privit Profile (step 2), prior to the PPE at UHCS. Do this before your deadline (August 2 [fall sports], August 23 [winter & spring sports])

F) You must have adequate health insurance coverage that includes coverage for injuries/illness incurred while participating in intercollegiate athletics. Upload photo images of both the front and the back of your insurance card under "Manage Documents" in Privit Profile in step #2 below. The simplest way is to take phone images of both sides of your insurance card on your smart phone, log-in to Privit Profile from your web browser of your phone and upload each image into "Manage Documents".


Any questions regarding the above information may be directed to the UHCS at 207-780-5411 or email to usmhealthcounseling@maine.edu or the Head Athletic Trainer, Matt Gerken, at matthew.gerken@maine.edu.


USM INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDENT-ATHLETE PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION (PPE) SCHEDULE - 2019

 

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED CHECK-IN TIME FOR YOUR PPE APPOINTMENT LISTED BELOW

You must bring your insurance card to the health center on the day of your PPE. You will not be allowed to receive a physical without the insurance card in hand, no exceptions. 

Be aware that the check-in process will go smoothly and efficiently if all of your required documents have been completed in advance of the PPE date on Privit Profile.  If all documentation is not completed in advance of the PPE date you will have to contact Health Services at a later date to be rescheduled for an individual PPE appointment.  This process will most certainly delay your participation clearance status for your chosen sport. You must bring your insurance card to the health center on the day of your PPE. You will not be allowed to receive a physical without the insurance card in hand, no exceptions.