A local clinic will give free consultation to high school students with sports injuries on the next two Saturdays - Oct. 30 and Nov. 6.

The University Physicians Healthcare's Arizona Institute for Sports Medicine, in conjunction with the University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, will host a walk-in clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. both Saturdays at the Arizona Institute for Sports Medicine, which is on the UPH Hospital campus at 2800 E. Ajo Way, Suite 200.

No appointment is necessary, and there's no charge for the initial physician consultation. A parent or guardian must accompany athletes who are 18 years of age or younger, or the athlete must have written consent.

Sports clinic officials say the free treatment encourages athletes to seek medical help quickly, because prompt treatment is a major factor in healing.

More information on the Saturday sports-injury clinic is available by calling the Arizona Institute for Sports Medicine at 874-9000.

UPH is a nonprofit corporation created in 1985 as the medical practice of the physicians of the UA College of Medicine.