The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is making it easier for parents to get their kids ready for the return to school this fall.
The health department will provide special clinics for school physicals from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in July and August. The physicals will be at the Public Health Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. Appointments may be made by calling (859) 899-5201.
The cost is according to income, and immunization records need to be brought to the appointment.
All Fayette County kindergarten and sixth-grade students are required to get physicals before starting classes.
"We want to make it as easy as possible to get a school physical to help out any parent who is trying to beat the rush and have their children ready for the start of class," said Roanya Rice, a registered nurse and the Public Health Clinic nursing manager. "This is the health department's newest clinic location, and kids needing a physical can be seen quickly. It's a win-win situation for Fayette County's parents."