If you are looking for some extra support getting children ready for school, you may want to check out some “Back to School” events.  Please see the date, time, location and services available for events being held in Pinellas County, Florida below:

Date:  Saturday, August 1st

Location:  Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 – 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg
Time:  8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Services Available:  Free bike helmets and safety information, medical exams, school supplies, agency information.
NOTE:  Backpacks and school supplies to the first 2,000 school aged children.
Special Instructions:  Child and guardian must be present.  Immunization records required for referrals.

Date:  Saturday, August 8th

Location:  Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo
Time:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Services Available:  Free school physicals which includes eye exam, vision, hearing, weight, and blood pressure.  (no sports physicals)   Dental screenings.  Free school supplies.
NOTE:  There will be clowns and face painting.  30 community provider booths with information.  Free snacks.
Special Instructions:  Must register at event by noon for physicals.  Parent or legal guardian MUST accompany child.

Date:  Monday, August 10th

Location:  People That Love Church and Mission, 817 – 5th Ave. N. Street, St. Petersburg
Time:  11:00 am
Services Available:  Backpacks and school supplies will be given away to all children accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Special Instructions:  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.   Registration begins on Monday, July 13 from 10:45am to 2:00pm through Friday, August 7th.  Proof of dependent children is required to receive a ticket for this event.

Date:  Thursday, August 13th

Time:  8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Locations:  Florida Department of Health

  • FL Dept. of Health St. Petersburg, 205 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg
  • FL Dept. of Health Clearwater, 310 N. Myrtle Ave., Clearwater
  • FL Dept. of Health Mid-County, 8751 Ulmerton Rd., Largo
  • FL Dept. of Health Pinellas Park, 6350 – 76th N., Pinellas Park

Services Available:  Dental exams and x-rays at no charge for children and teens age 4-18, new patients only, no appointment necessary, will be seen in order they check-in.
Special Instructions:  Parent or guardian must accompany the child during the visit.