Before you begin...YOU MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL TO COMPLETE THIS PROCESS. It is required that all athletes new to the Special Olympics complete the Special Olympics medical form prior to participation. This Registration packet is divided into four sections:
1. A page for general demographic and contact information
2. The health history asks for information about the athlete’s medical history
3. The sports physical exam to be completed by a licensed medical professional
4. The Athlete Participation Release Forms for signature.
This online form will help in completing Parts 1 and 2 (the Demographic and Health History) by walking through each question needed for these sections. The Health History should be filled out by the person (or people) who can give the most complete and accurate account of the athlete’s medical history. That might include the athlete themselves, the parent or guardian, or a caregiver. If the athlete cannot sign legal documents, then the person completing the form should be able to legally sign on behalf of the athlete.
Once you complete the Health History section, the system will automatically generate a PDF with all that information included in the Special Olympics Registraiton and Medicals Forms and also ask that you sign the two Special Olympics Release Forms for Participation. This should be signed by someone who is legally permitted to sign on behalf of the athlete.
Once completed, the system will also email you a copy of the Registration Forms, including the Sports Physical exam form. This PDF can be printed out or saved on your computer. The complete file (health history and blank exam page) should be taken to your physician to have the exam done or should be brought to a MedFest event. The exam form needs to be completed and signed by a physician or other licensed healthcare personnel such as a physician, a registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
Once the exam is done, all the pages of the forms should be submitted to your local Special Olympics Program (https://www.specialolympics.org/programs).