County Health Departments Offering Back-To-School Physicals, Immunizations
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For most students, getting back in the classroom means first taking care of required physicals and immunizations. Florida Department of Health offices statewide are offering free immunizations for kids headed back to school. Wednesday evening, The Alachua County Health Department is offering physicals and immunizations at their Gainesville clinic, 224 SE 24th St., from 5-7:30 p.m.
Physicals are offered at no cost for those with Medicaid, applicable co-pays if you have private insurance, and $25 for all others. School-required immunizations are provided for free to students entering kindergarten through 12th grade.
Appointments are required; you can schedule one by calling the health department at (352) 334-7910. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and that person must have a photo ID and proof of insurance. Parents must also provide children's shot records, either by bringing them or having the information faxed from their provider to the Alachua County Health Department at 352-334-7943, attention “After Hours Clinics”.
A second clinic is also being offered next Wednesday, August 13th, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Gainesville clinic. They also offer a walk in clinic, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is (352) 334-7950. The Health Department office in the City of Alachua is by appointment only, and can be reached at (386) 462-2542.
The Marion County Health Department is also offering back-to-school immunizations, click here for more information.
For more information about clinics offered across North Central Florida, you can visit the Florida Department of Health website, and contact your local clinic.
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