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School Health Services Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399
School Entry Health Examination
Students in grades prekindergarten through twelfth grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a school entry health examination completed within one year before enrollment. The school entry health exam, completed and signed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical exams in the United States, 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 Health Exam form (DH3040-CHP-07/2013) be used to document completion of a physical examination. A form signed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical exams in the United States that indicates the results of the components included in School Entry Health Exam form (DH3040-CHP-07/2013) is also acceptable.
For students transferring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would also be acceptable, if performed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical exams, and completed within one year before enrollment.
- Law: Section 1003.22(1), Florida Statutes
- Rule: Florida Administrative Code Rule 6A-6.024
- School Entry Health Exam Form: DH3040-CHP-07-2013 Form
- School Entry Health Exam Instructions: DH3040-CHP-07/2013 Instructions
Florida Certification of Immunization
The Florida Certification of Immunization, Form DH 680, must be used to document the immunizations required for enrollment and attendance in Florida schools. These forms are not available to the public and must be completed by a licensed Florida physician or advanced practice registered nurse 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 Florida county health department or other Florida health care provider will need this immunization history for entry into Florida SHOTS immunization registry. The certified Florida Certification of Immunization, Form DH 680 is then printed from SHOTS for the parent to bring to school for school enrollment. Additional information regarding immunizations required for school attendance is available at the Florida Immunization Program website under the following headings:
County Health Departments and Local Health Clinics
Contact the to find the county health department immunization clinic, federally qualified health center or community health center location closest to your child's new home.
Additional information regarding local educational requirements may be found at the following web site:
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