DEARBORN — Parents of children starting kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade in the fall are reminded that those students will need updated school physicals and immunization before the new school year starts on Aug. 28.
Middle and high school students who plan to participate in athletics will also need a sports physical before practice starts for their sport.
Spring or early summer is a good time to call your child’s doctor to schedule those physicals because exam slots often fill up before school starts. Parents should ask the doctor’s office to complete the school health appraisal form and/or sports physical form.
To help families, C-ASSIST, in conjunction with the district, is planning two free Back to School Health Clinics. The first clinic is Saturday, Aug. 19 at Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Road, Dearborn, and the second clinic will be Saturday, Aug. 26 at Salina Intermediate, 2623 Salina St., Dearborn. Both walk-in clinics run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The C-ASSIST events are free to families. Services will include school physicals and child wellness checks, a giveaway of backpacks and school supplies, immunizations for students 18 and younger and COVID and flu vaccines.
For more information, contact C-ASSIST at (734) 469-2444 or visit the organization’s website at www.c-assist.org.