It's important for students to have a physical before coming back to school. It can help prevent the health problems that may impact learning. That's why United Neighborhood Health Services is offering Back to School check-ups to get ready for that first day!
Students will also be given all of the shots they need to come back to school. Incoming kindergarteners, pre-kindergarteners and 7th graders are required to have updated immunizations certificates and will not be allowed to attend without them.
UNHC is offering immunizations and physicals at its three clinics now through the first day. TennCare and private insurance plans are accepted. Uninsured patients are also welcome, with fees based on a sliding scale. Call ahead to make appointments for physicals.
United Neighborhood Health Services Clinics
Dickerson Road Clinic, 1223 Dickerson Road, Nashville 37207
Main Street Clinic, 905 Main Street, Nashville 37206
Southside Family Clinic, 1101 Charles Davis Boulevard, Nashville 37210
Back-to-School Immunizations and Physicals Are Available at Three Clinics of United Neighborhood Health Services
Free immunizations offered to students; shots are required for 7th graders and kindergarten & pre-K students by start of school on August 1
The first day of school, Aug. 1, is fast approaching and Metro Schools’ Nutrition Services Department is hard at work preparing for next year. One of its tasks this summer is spreading the word about important changes in USDA rules that will affect all Metro Schools’ students who participate in the Meal Benefits (free/reduced lunch and breakfast) program.
Starting this year, students who are on the Meal Benefits program must take certain items for the meal to qualify as a free or reduced meal. A lunch meal consist of one meat/meat alternate, one serving of vegetables, one serving of fruit, one serving of grain and milk. A breakfast meal consists of one fruit, one grain and milk. If a student does not take all required items, the student will be charged at the à la carte rate for the meal. Café employees will encourage students to take all the required items; however, families should also make sure their children are aware of this change to prevent from incurring charges.
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families! Children need healthy meals to learn. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools offers healthy meals at every school every day. Breakfast costs $1.25 for elementary, middle and high schools and lunch costs $2.25 for elementary and $2.50 for middle and high schools. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals which cost $ .30 for breakfast and $ .40 for lunch. A lunch meal consist of 1 meat/meat alternate, 1 serving of vegetables, 1 serving of fruit, 1 serving of grain and milk. A breakfast meal consists of 1 fruit, 1 grain, and milk.
More information for the new year is available in our Back to School Guide.
The LP Pencil Box opens up for business on August 3, but they need fresh donations of school supplies first.You can drop of school supplies at any Davidson County Kroger or McDonald's. And if you take them to McDonald's, you could get a free McCafe drink! Donations will be accepted at McDonald's until July 29 and at Kroger until August 7. The Pencil Box is available to all MNPS teachers. They receive two shopping trips per year and leave with around $250 worth of supplies. It would not be possible without the generosity of this community - donors and volunteers!