A Des Moines University student interacts with children at the Back to School Physicals event.

Free Back-to-School Physicals Available in July!

Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences is offering FREE back-to-school physicals for students in July ahead of the new school year.

The event is designed to ensure that all students are healthy and ready for the upcoming school year. Student doctors and clinic providers will offer a range of services, including a physical exam, vision check, dental screening and more.

“Getting an annual physical is an important way to protect one’s health and detect any health problems early,” says Sarah Parrott, D.O., FAAFP, chair and associate professor of osteopathic clinical medicine and a physician at Des Moines University Clinic — Family Medicine.  “Our goal is to make it easy for families to get their children ready for school and fall sports without the added stress of appointments or insurance concerns. This is also a great chance for DMU students to interact with community members. We are proud to offer this service and help ensure that every student has the opportunity to start the school year on the right foot.”


Dates: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 or Wednesday, July 31
Availability: Walk-Ins Welcome
Requirements: No Insurance or Appointment Needed
Location: Des Moines University Clinic/Olsen Center @ 3200 Grand Ave. in Des Moines
Special Offering: Every Participant Will Receive a Free Backpack

Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their child to the DMU Clinic for a comprehensive physical examination. In addition to the free physicals, each child will receive a complimentary backpack, helping them gear up for a successful school year.

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