South Florida Baptist Hospital Offers Free Back-to-School Physicals, Immunizations
In conjunction with the Hillsborough County Back to School Coalition, South Florida Baptist Hospital’s Community Health Department will offer free back-to-school physicals July 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Swindle Medical Arts Center, 1601 W. Timberlane Dr., Plant City. Parents or legal guardians must accompany their children.
The free physicals are for new students to Florida schools in grades K to 12. Sports, Head Start and child care physicals are not available. Screenings include vision, blood pressure and height/weight.
In addition to the physicals, free school required immunizations are available for uninsured children in grades K to 12. An immunization record is required to receive shots.
The primary goal of the back-to-school physicals is to extend free and necessary school health screenings to community families so that no child will be excluded from starting school on time due to a lack of school physical or immunization requirements.To make an appointment for a physical, register at www.back2schoolfair.org.