Project LINK’s school readiness programs promote conditions and behaviors that enhance students’ readiness to learn by promoting parental involvement, community interaction, providing school supplies and no-cost medical requirements to attend a Hillsborough County Public or Charter School.
Back-2-School Health Clinics
Project LINK, the administrative arm for the Back-to-School Coalition of Hillsborough, is planning its 25th annual Back to School Health Clinics to ensure every student is immunized and meets all the health requirements to start school on time.
Every student entering or continuing their education in Hillsborough County schools are required by law to meet medical requirements to ensure healthy schools and healthy students, thereby preventing public health outbreaks among all students.
It is required by law, that every student entering kindergarten or 7th grade are up to date on their vaccinations. All children immunization records must be up to date with a few exemptions and every child must have had a least one physical throughout their K-12 tenure.
To ensure every child is eligible to enroll on time, Project LINK’s Back-2-School health clinics not only provide NO-COST physicals and immunizations, we also offer free eye, dental, and vision screenings.
During the health clinics, families also partake in meet & greets with school administrators, community service providers, healthcare agencies, as well as receive free backpacks and grade-specific school supplies for children in attendance.
In light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, The Back to School Coalition of Hillsborough County is continuing its preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the Back-2-School Health Clinics.
To protect the health of patients and staff, we are limiting the number of immunizations and physicals offered, in addition to restricting the attendance to only 1 parent or guardian to escort child(ren) receiving medical services.
The COVID-19 VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN 5 TO 18 YEARS OLD.
For more information, go to www.back2schoolhealthclinic.org