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USATF/St. Vincent Sports Performance Elite Athlete Medical Support Program

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In an effort to provide additional medical support to our elite athletes, USA Track Field has worked closely with St. Vincent Sports Performance to design an elite athlete health care program. This program is designed to compliment other USATF and USOC insurance and medical support programs. St. Vincent is a nationally recognized hospital system and health network that has extensive experience serving professional athletes, including NFL and NBA players, Olympians and top race car drivers.

Overview

The USATF/St. Vincent Sports Performance Elite Athlete Medical Support Program assists qualified injured athletes by providing primary care or a second opinion and working with the athlete’s local medical support to create a recovery plan. Designated athletes will have full access to St. Vincent’s physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists as well as access to all appropriate services including, but not limited to, evaluation, diagnostics including x-rays and MRIs, surgery and recovery, lab work, and physical therapy.

In addition to medical support, athletes will be provided with ground transportation, housing and meals for visits of 72 hours or less at no cost. Athletes will be housed at the Embassy Suites Indianapolis- North Hotel. Services of an ongoing, on-site nature such as rehabilitation or training would be provided at a cost to the athlete of $100/day.

Eligibility

Tier 1 and Tier 2 will qualify for this program based on a first come, first served basis. Tier 3 and Tier 4, athletes, however, qualify to access the program pending the availability of program funds at the time of their request and based on a case by case basis.

Process

Athletes must travel to Indianapolis to receive medical services. All medical services, ground transportation, housing and meals for visits of 72 hours or less will be provided to the athletes at no cost. Athletes will have the option to book travel through our travel department. Or athletes can research and book flights (approved in advance by USATF), and USATF will reimburse all but $100 of the approved airfare to the athlete after the visit. USATF will work with the athletes to arrange the most reasonable flight options. Qualified athletes who wish to utilize the program should contact Beka Suggs at 317-713-4689 to coordinate eligibility and arrange flights, ground transportation, housing and appointments with St. Vincent.

Athlete Intake Process

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