By Yan Kennon

Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville will provide school physicals (by appointment only, no walk-ins) for incoming K-12 students entering Florida schools for the first time.

Family Medicine offers school physicals by appointment on Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-noon. Pediatrics offers physicals by appointment on Saturday, Aug. 5, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

These physicals are for patients enrolled with a primary care manager (PCM) at the hospital's Family Medicine and Pediatric Clinics.  To schedule, call the hospital's appointment line at 


Immunizations will be available on-site on Aug. 5, but not on July 22.  Immunizations Clinic is available for walk-ins Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; and Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

For immunizations questions, please call 904-542-7810.

NH Jacksonville will provide all needed forms for the school entry health exam and immunizations.  

Florida law requires that all school children have the appropriate health exam and immunization documentation.

A school entry health exam (Form DH 3040) is required for K-12 students entering a Florida school for the first time (or after being absent for more than 12 months or one school year).

For students transferring in, a comparable form from another state is acceptable, if completed within the previous year.

Certificates of Immunization (Forms DH 680 and DH 687) are also required for students entering kindergarten and incoming K-12 students entering Florida schools for the first time.

Immunization forms are valid until the child turns 11 years of age, and after the required immunizations are obtained, a new certificate of immunization will be issued and remain effective until high school graduation.    

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