BCMS Health Services


Central Middle School Health Services

StudentWelcome to the Middle School. The school's environment is quite different from the elementary schools. The size of the building, the number of students and staff members, and the team concept are all new to many students.

I understand that the middle school years are exciting, exhausting, and at times very challenging. Certain issues that may arise that are inherent to this age may be perplexing and confusing. 

The nurse at Branchburg Central Middle School performs the state-mandated screening programs, offers student support, and provides nursing care during these early adolescent years. The goal is for a healthy, successful school year.

Please feel free to contact me with any health-related questions and/or concerns.

Ling Zhang, RN, BSN

[email protected] 

phone:908-526-1415 x 4142

Interscholastic and Intramural Sports Physicals


State law requires that a current, cleared PHYSICAL EXAMINATION form be on file in the health office for a student wishing to try-out/participate in a specific interscholastic or intramural sport. The physical examination shall be conducted within 365 days prior to the first practice session (try-out session). It is highly recommended that your primary care physician complete the Physical Examination, however the student's parent/guardian may choose either the child's own private physician or the school physician to perform the physical examination. To make arrangements for a sport physical examination by the school physicians, please call Hunterdon Family Medicine at Bridgewater at 908-237-4135.

For each individual sport season (Fall, Winter, Spring) your child wishes to try out for, ONLY a new, current HISTORY form must be completed by the parent/guardian.

If you miss the deadline, it will be your responsibility to deliver the physical to the school physician for their review and then to return the form to the Health Office prior to the try-out date. Failure to comply will result in your child being ineligible to try out for the sport desired.

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2021-2022 Interscholastic Sports:
Fall Winter Spring
Sport Physical Exam Deadline Sport Physical Exam Deadline Sport Physical Exam Deadline
Boys' Soccer 8/13/21 Dance
Team Cheerleading
10/15/21 Boys' Lacrosse 2/18/22
Girls' Soccer 8/13/21 Boys' Basketball 10/15/21 Girls' Lacrosse 2/18/22
Boys' Cross Country 8/13/21            Girls' Basketball 10/15/21 Boys' Baseball 2/18/22
Girls' Cross Country 8/13/21 Wrestling 10/15/21 Girls' Softball 2/18/22


  1. Turn in signed permission slip to coach by due date
  2. Turn in completed physicals to Nurse by due date

History and Physical Examination Forms must be entirely completed (NO BLANK SPACES) by student’s parents and medical provider and then signed off by the Branchburg School Physicians in order for participation in BCMS Athletics. 


Please Note:

Sports physicals must be received by the school nurse on or before the physical deadline as listed above. Please review the completed physical form to insure that all medical information has been provided. Incomplete forms, with areas left blank, will be returned to you for your follow up with your physician. 

State law requires that the physicals are reviewed by the school physician.

Our school physicians are:

Hunterdon Family Medicine at Bridgewater
250 Route 28 - Suite 100
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Phone number: 908-237-4135
Fax: 908-237-4136

Helpful Health Tip

Make a copy of all your child’s health-related forms and store them in your child’s medical file at home. This should include your child’s completed physical examination form, physician reports (primary care physician and specialists), physical education excuses written by your child’s physician, dental reports, and any other documents you receive regarding the health of your child.

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