The Hawaii State Departments of Education (DOE) and Health (DOH) are collaborating on ways to protect and ensure the health of our keiki. Adolescence is a time of tremendous physical, emotional, and social change, and a physical examination can help to prevent health issues from developing.
Beginning with School Year 2017-18, all 7th graders must complete a physical examination pursuant to state law. It is important that families plan ahead and schedule appointments early to ensure their child's physical exam is completed in a timely manner before the new school year begins.
Well-child visits are an annually covered benefit under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). On the day of your child's appointment, please provide the primary care provider with the attached
Student Health Record (Form 14).
Mahalo to our partners at the Department of Health for their informative media campaign (right) helping to spread the word about the 7th grade physical exam.
Access parent letters and frequently asked questions below.
Notice of 7th Grade Physical Exam Requirement