DMPS School-Based Health Clinics

Services for All Students

DMPS houses two school-based health clinics located in Scavo High School at Central Campus and Hoover High School. These clinics provide health, dental and support services for all students at Des Moines Public Schools.

DMPS Community Center and Clinic sign.Primary Health Care (PHC) is a non-profit community health center providing basic health care services for students.

The Primary Health Care Clinics at Scavo and Hoover High Schools provide students with vaccinations, health and sports physicals, acute care, reproductive healthcare, and well-baby checks for children of pregnant/ parenting students.

In addition to the quality health care students receive, Primary Health Care staff members assist families in obtaining insurance, establishing a health home, and confirming if vaccinations are up to date.

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

Call 242-8488 to schedule an appointment at Scavo High School, or, 242-7303 to schedule an appointment at Hoover High School.

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.

The Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic allows students to receive regular dental care and more in-depth care such as on-site root canals.

In addition to the services provided at the Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic, Dental Connections conducts dental screenings at all DMPS elementary schools and screens all eighth graders to assist families transitioning to high school in meeting the state screening requirement.

Call 242-8488 to schedule an appointment at Scavo High School.

School-based dental clinic permission to treat and transport

Thank you to the following organizations for their support of Des Moines Public Schools school-based health clinics and services:

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Director of Community Schools

Allyson Vukovich
Address: 1000 Porter Ave., Des Moines