Pinellas Offers Free Back-To-School Health Clinics

D'Ann Lawrence White | The Patch

Aug 11, 2020

With precautions for the coronavirus 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 2020-21 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 now through Aug. 11. For appointments, call 727-249-7591 from 8 a.m. to 4 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 a.m. to 2 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
  • Gibbs High School: 850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg
  • Boca Ciega High School: 924 58th St. S., Gulfport

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, visit the website. 

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