Derry Township School District A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

Health Services

Physical and Dental Examinations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires that school students receive regular physical and dental examinations. The mandated grades are as follows:

  • Physical Examinations-Kindergarten, grades 6, 11, and new entrants
  • Dental Examinations-Kindergarten, grades 3 and 7

To provide continuity of care, it is recommended that your family physician/dentist complete these examinations.

In lieu of a completed examination report by your physician/dentist, the school physician/dentist will complete the necessary examination in school.  School dentists and physicians can only examine - not treat or prescribe medication.  Parents will be contacted if a problem is identified.

PA Physical Exam form