DMPS Community Center & Clinic

Service for All at Scavo/Central Campus

The DMPS Community Center & Clinic, located in Scavo High School at Central Campus, provides health and support services for all students at Des Moines Public Schools. From physical exams to dental care to a food pantry, the facility is available and accessible to all DMPS students. 

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DMPS Community Center and Clinic sign.Primary Health Care (PHC) is a non-profit community health center providing basic health care services at the DMPS clinic. PHC is dedicated to and specializes in serving those who may experience barriers to receiving health care.

The DMPS clinic will provide care to students experience illness, conduct athletic physicals, give immunizations and other basic primary care services.

The PHC medical and support staff look forward to serving the families of Des Moines Public Schools.

Call 242-8488 to schedule an appointment.

School-based medical clinic consent and health history

Dentist examining a patient.The Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic, operated by Dental Connections, is a critical asset in meeting oral health care needs and creating a seamless system of accessible, affordable care for DMPS students. Sliding and see fee systems are available for dental care.

Dental Connections offers easy access to dental care for students of all ages. Services include preventative dental care and treatment needs.

The dental staff focuses on the needs of each student, with the goal of making each student comfortable during their dental visit.

Call 242-8488 to schedule an appointment.

School-based dental clinic permission to treat and transport


Thank you to the following organizations for their support of the DMPS Community Center & Clinic at Scavo High School:

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DMPS Community Center & Clinic

Scavo High School/Central Campus
Address: 1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA