NO-COST SUMMER CLINIC SCREENINGS FOR STUDENTS BEGINS MONDAY
June 10, 2022
The summer break has just begun, but it’s not too early for families to get a jump on next school year by taking care of their child’s health screenings starting this coming Monday, June 13.
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is again offering its annual summer Back to School clinic services to students, kindergarten through grade 12, to prepare for the 2022-23 school year. Please note that children going into Pre-K are not eligible.
The school-based health clinics will provide school, sports and well child physicals, including immunizations, at no cost for clients. Vision screenings provided by Preserve Vision Florida will be available at select locations, and basic dental services will also be available. The last day to receive services is Monday, Aug. 8.
The services will be provided at no cost by appointment only between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations:
- Boca Ciega High School Clinic: 924 58th St. S.
- Gibbs High School Clinic: 850 34th St. S.
- Largo High School Clinic: 410 Missouri Ave.
- Pinellas Park High School Clinic: 6305 118th Ave N.
For appointments, call (727) 824-6900 and select menu option 4. A parent or guardian must bring the child’s immunization and medical records and be present for services. If the parent is not able to be present, a consent must be obtained prior to receiving services. Forms are located at https://tinyurl.com/7ps54wkn.
All Pinellas children entering kindergarten on Aug. 10 are required to present a school entrance physical, dated within one year of school enrollment.
DOH-Pinellas’ school-based health clinics are a partnership with the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. The clinics provide services during the school year.
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.