MedFest screenings have found that a large percentage of Special Olympics athletes have significant health concerns that are preventable and/or treatable. The goals of MedFest include:
- Offer a free sports physical and other health screening services to people with intellectual disabilities.
- Recruit new athletes to Special Olympics.
- Foster new partnerships between Special Olympics and the community.
- Provide physicians, nurses and other health care providers with training and specialized experience in the caring for people with intellectual disabilities.
MedFest screenings take approximately 40 minutes.