Health Care Information
The State of Ohio licensing regulations require that all students have a physical examination documentation on file within 30 days of
the start of school. The Cuyahoga County District Board of Health offers immunizations and free lead screening for preschool children
needing specific immunizations to meet State requirements for school admission. For locations, additional information, and to schedule an appointment, call 216-443-5660. No child will be denied services due to an inability to pay.
Health OptionsOhio Healthy Start, a state sponsored program, provides health coverage to uninsured children under the age of 19 and whose family falls in certain income guidelines.
Dental Information: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states, "Preventative dentistry begins with the first tooth. Daily cleaning of teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth erupts. Visit your pediatric dentist at the eruption of the first tooth or no later than 12 months of age to establish a dental home. Early dental visits are the foundation for a lifetime of good oral heath. Children with healthy mouths have a better chance of general health. Oral conditions can interfere with eating and adequate nutritional intake, speaking, self- esteem, and daily activities. Severe decay can affect growth and development."
Lead (Hematocrit) Screening Information: This screening is required for preschoolers. If your pediatrician does not feel it is
warranted, they must indicate this directly on the physical form. Please read more about this important screening.