Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children be seen by their doctor at least once a year? As children grow, it is important for their doctor to monitor their overall health. This helps detect health concerns before they worsen or your child requires a trip to the emergency department. Regular check-ups are also a good way for children and parents to build relationships with their doctor.
The new school year will be here before we know it, and many kids will need a physical exam before they can go back to school or participate in sports. A physical exam fulfills the same need as an annual check-up. Depending on your child’s age and medical history, these appointments can include a physical exam, eye exam, hearing exam and lab tests. This is also a perfect time to make sure your child is up-to-date with all recommended immunizations.
Proof of immunizations on a Form 680, which can be obtained at the Orange County Health Department: 832 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL. The phone number is 407-836-2600. These forms must be completed by a Florida physician or a Florida county health department.
Proof of physical examination by a U.S. doctor within the last year. If documentation cannot be provided, a physical examination must be obtained within 30 days of enrollment.
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School Based Health Centers
Free healthcare is available for OCPS students this summer through the cooperative efforts of Healthcare Providers of Florida, Orange County Public Schools, and the Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children. Services include school entry, sports physical and Special Olympics physicals, as well as sick visits for diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, including prescriptions. All healthcare services are provided by nurse practitioners.
Services are by appointment only
Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
Please bring most recent immunization records to your appointment
Lake Weston Elementary
550 Milan Drive
Orlando, FL 32810
407-286-2947 Dates of Service: July 12, 13, 19, 20
Walker Middle School
150 Amadon Lane
Orlando, FL 32809
407-850-5101 Dates of Service: July 11, 12, 18, 21, 25, 26, 28 and August 1, 4, 8, 11
7900 Forest City Rd
Orlando, FL 32810
Community Health Centers (CHCFL) is an organization of Central Florida family health centers that provide high-quality, affordable medical, pediatric, dental and pharmacy care
Mondays and Wednesdays – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fridays – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The center accepts insurance. Fees for uninsured patients are based on a sliding scale according to income levels. Please call Community Health Centers to speak with a financial counselor if you need to make special payment arrangements.
The Orange County Health Department provides preventive dental services to children that meet the following criteria:
Children ages 4 to 18 – fees based on a sliding scale
Children ages 4 to 20 receiving Medicaid
Must have Birth Certificate and / or court appointed legal guardianship for each eligible child.
Healthy Start offers care coordination services to all pregnant women and infants regardless of their social economic status to ensure that early care is directed to those families where there is the best chance of preventing or minimizing adverse outcomes.
The Immunization Clinic provides childhood and adult immunizations. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
The Winter Park Health Foundation is proud to support the Coordinated Youth Initiative (CYI), a collection of school-based health services to bolster the health of the whole child and remove barriers to learning. We believe Healthy Kids Make Better Students.