Healthy Athletes

Special Olympics promotes the overall well-being of people with intellectual disabilities through programs that ensure ongoing access to quality, community-based healthcare services.

In Philadelphia, free health screenings are offered at events like MedFest, where doctors, nurses and other medical professionals volunteer their time and expertise. Special Olympics PA-Philadelphia athletes can also attend Health Athletes expos at select state-level competitions.

Developed in 1997, Special Olympics Healthy Athletes ® is a program that provides a variety of free health screenings including dental, vision, nutrition, and hearing. These screenings are offered in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety and trepidation people with intellectual disabilities often experience when faced with a visit to a doctor or dentist.

 Fit Feet (Podiatry)MedFest (Sports Physical)
 FUNfitness (Physical therapy) Opening Eyes (Vision)
 Health Promotion (Better health & wellbeing) Special Smiles (Dentistry)
 Healthy Hearing (Audiology)  


 Healthy Athlete Providers Directory for Athlete Follow-up Care