Shepherd’s Hope Provides Free Back to School Physicals for Uninsured and Under‐Insured Children at All Locations

Jul 01, 2021 at 10:02 am by pj


Services available by appointment at four health center locations through July 29, 2021


Shepherd’s Hope will provide FREE back‐to‐school and sports physicals for local uninsured and under‐insured children at four Shepherd’s Hope Health Centers through July 29, 2021.  

The free back‐to‐school physicals include general health assessments and sports physicals with a specialist, as well as dental, vision, and hearing screenings at select locations. New for this year will be ECG screenings for student athletes, which is now required in Orange, Osceola, and Volusia counties.

Funding to support this initiative is being provided by a grant from the Harper Family Charitable Foundation which provides for the health, education, maintenance and well‐being of disabled children and adults of all ages in the Central Florida area.

“Before the pandemic, nearly 30,000 children were without health insurance in Central Florida. We know with over 300,000 people on unemployment in May that there is an escalated need for free back‐ to‐school physicals this year.”  said Pam Gould, Shepherd’s Hope President and CEO. “Families are struggling with being displaced from their jobs and their healthcare coverage.”  

To qualify, children up to age 18 must be uninsured or under‐insured. Appointments are necessary. Following the completion of their physical exam, they will receive the required Florida Department of Health form (DOH 3040) which meets the state requirement for enrollment in public or private school.

For eligibility assessment and appointments, call 407‐876‐6699 ext. 246. Se Habla Español. For further information, visit   Physicals will be conducted at these Shepherd's Hope Health Centers:


West Orange Health Center

455 Ninth St.,

Winter Garden

July 15, July 21, July 28 from 4pm‐7pm

July 24 from 11am – 2pm


Longwood Health Center  

600 N. US Highway 17‐92, Longwood

July 13, July 20, July 26 from 9am – 12pm

July 19, July 29 from 4pm – 7pm


Dr. Diebel, Jr. Memorial Health Center  

9837 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando

July 12, July 20, July 27 from 4pm – 7pm


Downtown Health Center  

101 S. Westmoreland Drive, Orlando

July 14, July 21, July 28 from 5pm – 8pm


For more information, please visit: