Free Back to School Physicals

In need of a school physical for your child?  The following resources are available in our community:

Shepherd’s Hope’s Free Back to School Physicals for the Uninsured


  • Children up to 18 years of age welcome
  • Must be uninsured and have no other options
  • Appointments necessary

Wednesday, August 3, 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, August 4, 9 a.m. to noon
Monday, August 8, 9 a.m. to noon

The Sharing Center Plaza
600 N. US 17-92, #124, Longwood, FL 32750
How: Call (407) 876-6699 x 243 Appointments Required

Thursday, August 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Samaritan Resource Center
9833 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32817
How:  Call (407) 876-6699 x 247 Appointments Required

View the 2016 Shepherd’s Hope Back to School Physicals Flyer



Free healthcare is available for Orange County Public Schools students this summer at the school based health centers listed below. 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

Walker Middle School
150 Amadon Lane
Orlando, FL 32809
Dates of Service: August 1, 4, 8, 11

Services at Walker Middle School are provided through a cooperative effort of Healthcare Providers of Florida, Orange County Public Schools, and the Orange County Citizen’s Commission for Children

Glenridge Middle School
2900 Upper Park Rd.
Orlando, FL 32814
407-623-1415 ext. 5072245
Services available beginning Aug. 8

Winter Park High School
2100 Summerfield Rd
Winter Park, FL 32792
call 407-622-3200 ext. 6182437
Services available beginning Aug. 8

Services at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School School Based Health Centers are available to any student and/or siblings from these schools:


  • Aloma
  • Audubon Park
  • Brookshire
  • Cheney
  • Dommerich
  • Hungerford
  • Lakemont
  • Lake Sybelia


  • Glenridge
  • Maitland


  • Winter Park 9th Grade Center
  • Winter Park

Services at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School School Based Health Centers are provided through the financial support of The Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida.

20,000 Visits to School Nurses During First Semester

school nurse

Yet another reason to love our school nurses — during the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year, there were 19,865 total visits to the clinics in our 12 schools!  The top reason for visits was illness, followed by medications and then accidents/injuries.  We celebrate our school nurses for having a 94% return to class rate.  This means your children are being seen, given the appropriate treatment, and then returned to class where they can continue to learn.  This return class rate is significantly higher than that of a basic school health aid.

The School Based Health Centers at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High  School, were also busy during the first semester with 2,426 visits.  Their top reason for a visit was for a physical examination for either school entry or sports/ROTC/Special Olympics.  This was followed by sick visits and nursing assessments.  The School Based Health Centers have a return to class rate of 93% which is amazing given that they are often seeing students that have been referred to them by their school nurse.

Thank you to the school nurses and the nurse practitioners at our school based health centers that ensure their students are healthy and ready to learn!