PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – The summer break has just begun, but it’s not too early for families to get a jump on the next school year by taking care of their child’s health screenings starting Monday, June 19.
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is again offering its annual summer Back to School clinic services to kindergarten through grade 12 students to prepare for the 2023-24 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 to clients.
Vision screenings provided by Preserve Vision Florida will be available at select locations, and basic dental services provided by DOH-Pinellas will also be available. The last day to receive services is Monday, Aug. 7.
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., St. Petersburg
- Gibbs High School Clinic: 850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg
- Pinellas Park High School Clinic: 6305 118th Ave N., Pinellas Park
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 Designation of Health Care Surrogate form must be completed in advance and brought to the appointment. Forms are located at bit.ly/SummerClinicForms
All Pinellas children entering kindergarten on Aug. 10 or any students enrolling in the state for the first time must 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, the Pinellas County School Board, Suncoast Center, Inc., and the administrations of Boca Ciega, Gibbs, Northeast, Largo, and Pinellas Park High Schools.
The clinics provide services to students attending the five schools during the school year.
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