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SCHOOL’S OUT, BUT YOUR CHILD’S GOOD HEALTH ISN’T

By Maggie Hall, PIO

July 02, 2020

Back-to-school and sports physicals and other services return on July 7

Your child’s good health shouldn’t take the summer off. Now’s a great time to make sure that sports and school physicals are taken care of and immunizations are completed.

With precautions for COVID-19 in place, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is again offering its annual summer Back to School clinic services to students in advance of the 2020-2021 school year. Children and youth entering kindergarten through grade 12 can receive services.

With funding from the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas, and support from the Pinellas County School Board the DOH-Pinellas’ school-based health clinics will provide school, sports and well child physicals, including immunizations, at no cost for clients in need. Vision screenings will be provided by Preserve Vision Florida. Assistance for glasses and exams for qualifying clients will be available.

The services will be provided at no cost by appointment only from July 7 to August 11. For appointments, call (727) 249-7591 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A parent or legal guardian must bring the child’s immunization and medical records and must be present for the child to receive services.

Appointment hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The service locations are at these school-based health clinic locations:

  • Pinellas Park High School: 6305 118th Ave N., Largo, FL 33773
  • Gibbs High School: 850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33711
  • Boca Ciega High School: 924 58th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

 

Please note that staff will be taking these precautions to protect you:

  • Everyone entering will be asked screening questions
  • One adult per family may enter, unless two or more children are younger than 12
  • Each person—child and adult-- must have a face covering

For more information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com and follow us on Twitter @HealthyPinellas.

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About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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