Frequently Asked Questions

What is SportsMD Telehealth?

With SportsMD, you can access a board-certified, sports specialized athletic trainer or doctor by secure online phone or video.  SportsMD is a convenient alternative to Urgent Care Clinic visits or waiting days to get an appointment with a doctor for non-emergency medical conditions.  Our doctors can diagnose your symptoms, prescribe non-narcotic medication and send a prescription to your nearest pharmacy.

Is SportsMD for Every Medical Condition?

No.  SportsMD is designed to handle non-emergency sports related injuries.  It is not intended to replace your primary care doctor and for life-threatening emergencies dial 911 immediately.

What are the most common injuries you care for?

Our sports specialized providers are trained to help with a wide variety of conditions and concerns including: concussion and head, back and neck, shoulder, chest and rib, elbow and arm, wrist and hand, knee, foot and ankle, leg and hip and abdominal injuries.

How much does SportsMD Virtual Care cost?

A virtual care visit with one of our sports specialized Athletic Trainers is $69 per visit.  Our Second Opinion Service with a sports specialized orthopedic doctor is $625.  We are an affordable alternative to urgent care clinics and emergency rooms where there is often unknown or non-needed x-ray costs. 

Please note: We do not submit your insurance claim, so you will need to do that separately. 

Can you provide prescription medication as part of the SportsMD Telehealth visit?

Yes, if the doctor believes medications is warranted, he or she can write a prescription and send it directly to the pharmacy of your choice.  Please be aware we do not prescribe controlled substances (e.g. narcotic medication, anxiolytics, stimulants)

Why does SportsMD use Athletic Trainers?

Athletic Trainers are unique health care providers that specialize in recognizing and diagnosing sports injuries and illnesses, and treating and rehabilitating athletes from their injuries.  They are trusted by top universities and professional sports teams as the first point of care.  Our Athletic Trainers are all board certified and licensed and have significant experience with youth sports and adults. 

When are SportsMD appointments available?

SportsMD provides on-demand care for sports injuries, so you can talk to a Athletic Trainer in 30 minutes or less. Or, you can schedule an appointment at a time that works best for you. Whether it’s in the middle of the night, after hours, or a holiday, SportsMD is available 24/7/365.



A Telehealth Urgent Care visit with one of our sports specialized providers is $69 per visit.  

Our Second Opinion Service with a sports specialized Orthopedic Surgeon is $625. 

Why Telehealth?

A Telehealth consultation with a doctor is typically less expensive than in-person visit.  A study at Penn State found that the average cost of an urgent care visit was $171 and emergency department visit was $1,646.  Often these visits can include unnecessary x-rays or services adding to the costs.

You also need to consider the time you save driving and waiting in a doctor’s office or urgent care center. 

Please note: We do not submit your insurance claim, so you will need to do that separately. 

Faster Recovery and Back To sport

Too often injured athletes see doctors who don’t have the necessary level of expertise in their particular condition. This can lead to misdiagnosis and unnecessary treatments, costs and time away from sport or exercise.  

That’s why SportsMD ensures each patient gets the right diagnosis from a sports specialized medical provider with deep expertise in diagnosing injuries and providing a treatment plan.

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