School Entry Health Examination
Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the past 12 months. The exam record should be taken to the child's school upon enrollment. Although a specific form is not required, it is recommended that Florida's standardized School Entry Exam form (DH 3040-CHP-07-2013) be used to document completion of a physical examination. It must be completed by a health care provider licensed in the United States to perform physical examinations. For students transferring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would also be acceptable, if completed within 1 year.
- Florida Statute (s. 1003.22(1), F.S.)
- Rule (Chapter 6A-6.024, FAC)
- School Entry Health Exam - Form DH3040-CHP-07-2013 (and Instructions)
The School Entry Health Exam form (Form DH3040-CHP-07-2013) and instructions may also be ordered in quantities from the Department of Health’s Statewide Health Resources and Publications E-Store (SHRPE).
The Florida Certification of Immunization, Form DH680, must be used to document the immunizations required for entry and attendance in Florida schools. These forms are not available to the public and must be completed by a Florida physician or a Florida county health department. It is recommended that parents obtain a copy of the child's complete immunization history before leaving the current state of residence. The county health department that serves the area where the child will be residing will need this immunization history. Additional information is available at the Florida Immunization Program website under the following headings:
Local Department of Health
Contact the local Department of Health to find the clinic location closest to the child's new home or for additional information.
Additional information regarding local educational requirements may be found at the following web site:
- Florida School Directory: doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/EDS/MasterSchoolID/index.cfm