When: Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: East High School, 815 E. 13th St.
Free physicals and screenings are available to all Polk County K-12 students.
Licensed clinicians, interpreters and dentists are still needed:
- Licensed Medical Providers (as of 7/26/14) sign up here
- Interpreters (Spanish and other languages) sign up here
- Dental health professionals sign up here
Jumpstart services provided:
- Dental screenings
- Lead tests
- Mental health screenings
- Health and dental insurance application
- After school programming
All services are FREE! Jumpstart is no longer able to provide backpacks as in previous years. Attendees will receive a list of community partners who provide school supplies to students in need. A parent or guardian must accompany the student.
Des Moines University is partnering with the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines Public Schools to host Jumpstart, a free back-to-school health fair on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at East High School, 815 East 13th St.
Families with students in grades K-12 who do not have adequate health insurance or access to health care are encouraged to take advantage of free physicals, dental screenings and immunizations. Interpretation services will be available for non-English speakers.
Jumpstart screenings help ensure students have a healthy start to the school year. Lead poisoning and other diseases can affect a child’s ability to learn and socialize with other kids. When a child has difficulty seeing, they can lose focus and miss out on important lessons during class. If they catch a contagious disease, such as the flu, measles or pneumonia, they can end up missing weeks of school and fall behind their classmates.
For more information regarding Jumpstart, please visit contact Brianne Sanchez, Community Relations Manager: Brianne.Sanchez@dmu.edu or 515-271-1374.