he 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 a Student Health Record (Form 14).
HIDOE Memo to Parents and Guardians regarding the recent Netflix series 13 Reasons Why: