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School-Based Health Services

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Main Contact Information - Phone Available 24 hrs/day

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The mission of the School-Based Health Services Program is to assess, protect and promote the health of children and adolescents, helping to assure that they are healthy in the classroom and ready to learn. To assess, protect and promote the health of children and adolescents, helping to assure that they are healthy in the classroom and ready to learn.

Prevention, intervention and emergency school-based health services are provided everyday to adolescents attending five Pinellas County’s schools:

The high schools selected are based on several factors:

1) A high percentage of free or reduced lunches
2) High numbers of youth with significant discipline issues and histories of risky behaviors
3) High incidences of chronic health problems.

School-based health services staff deliver effective efficient and quality healthcare on site and provide the infrastructure necessary for treating overweight, obesity, and other chronic diseases; provide care for acute illnesses; work towards alleviating co-morbidities among at-risk high school students; deliver culturally competent primary preventive, and emergency health care; and improves the overall health status in a substantially uninsured and medically underserved population through shared school-based and community resources.

Provides a focus on prevention and early intervention, and offers a combination of testing such as pregnancy or STD testing, medical assessments, physical examinations, substance abuse counseling, case management, dental health education, diabetes education, nutrition education, health education and health promotion.

The School Based Health Services Program is a partnership between the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, Pinellas County School System, Juvenile Welfare Board and the administration of the following High Schools: Boca Ciega, Gibbs, Northeast, Largo, and Pinellas Park.


Clinic Consent packets
Allows student to receive services available through the clinic, parent/ legal guardian needs to give consent for services.

Designation of Health Care Surrogate for Minor
English/en español
For immunizations or routine medical/dental non-emergency care (including ordinary immunizations, blood testing, TB testing, well-child care and ordinary and necessary examination and treatment) which do not requiring surgery, general anesthesia, psychotropic medicines, or any other extraordinary procedures.

Florida Department of Health School Entry Form
For students in elementary school.

Florida High School Athletic Association Athletic-Preparticipation Physical Evaluation
For middle and high school students, can be used for school entry and sports physical.