Getting ready to go 'Back to School' | Events
It’s back to school time across Southern Arizona – here is a listing of events for those families out there that might need a little extra help this time of year. Remember the first day of school for many students is August 5, or sooner!
In a new partnership designed to help Tucson families, El Rio Community Health Center and the Pima County Health Department are co-sponsoring four back to school immunization events at Boys & Girls Clubs locations throughout Tucson.
The events are designed for kids, ages 5-18, to get their required shots for the 2013-2014 school year. Families who have no health insurance are encouraged to attend. Their children will be vaccinated for free. If the family has health insurance coverage they need to bring their insurance cards (AHCCCS-KidsCare or private insurance) for billing.
El Rio’s dental team will also be offering free screenings and fluoride varnish treatments, while the Lions Club is providing free vision screening to all school-age children. Tucson Medical Center will be offering a limited number of free booster seats to qualified families. AHCCCS providers and the Pima Community Access Program (PCAP) will be on site providing information about how to apply for services for those families who may qualify and currently have no medical coverage.
The events will be hosted at several Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson locations. The committee has expanded services this year to include Tucson’s west side.
A total of four immunization clinics will be offered, at the following dates and times:
- July 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Steve Daru Clubhouse (1375 N. El Rio Drive, 85745)
- July 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jim & Vicki Click Clubhouse (1935 S. Columbus Blvd., 85712)
- July 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse (2585 E. 36th Street, 85713)
- August 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roy Drachman Clubhouse (5901 S. Santa Clara Road, 85706)
The legal parent or guardian must be present. Children should bring their shot records and insurance cards if they have insurance. Call (520)243-7736 or visit www.elriofoundation.org or www.pimahealth.org for more information.
Cochise Health and Social Services is pleased to announce six vaccination clinics for all school-age children in need of required immunizations in order to attend school. All vaccines required for school attendance will be available.
Parents or guardians are reminded to bring their child’s immunization record and, if applicable, the child’s insurance card to the clinic. Shots will be given on a walk-in (first-come, first-served) basis.
All vaccinations will be administered with no fees assessed at the time of service. For children with current insurance coverage under AHCCCS or private insurance plans, those insurance plans will be billed directly.
No child will be turned away due to lack of insurance coverage or inability to pay.
For parents interested in obtaining optional but recommended vaccines, appointments may be made for regularly scheduled immunization clinics by calling your local Health Department location.
All clinics will run from 8:30 am to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the dates indicated below:
- July 19 - Willcox Clinic (450 S. Haskell Ave.) (520)384-7100
- July 23 - Douglas Clinic (1012 N. G Avenue) (520)805-5600
- July 24 & 31 - Sierra Vista Clinic (4115 E. Foothills Dr.) (520)803-3900
- July 26 - Benson Clinic (126 W. 5th St.) (520)586-8200
- August 2 - Bisbee Clinic (1415 Melody Lane, Bldg. A) (520)432-9400
This is the third year the Delta Alpha Alpha chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has partnered with the Dunbar Barber Academy to give free haircuts to the children of Tucson.
WHEN: July 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Dunbar Culture Center – 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson 85705
***INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES***
Since most school districts in Tucson begin early- to mid-August, ICS will be accepting donations through July 22 in order to sort the items and get them ready for distribution the week of July 31. Supplies can be dropped off at either office - 2820 W. Ina Road office, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., or at their eastside office at 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail, Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Last year ICS was able to provide supplies for 440 students, their largest number ever! They are anticipating even more clients requesting help this year. Please let family and friends know. Additional information on the ICS "Gifts of Love" Program can be found here.
Based on previous years, the supplies with the greatest demand are listed below:
Backpacks, binders, notebooks and notebook paper, spiral notebooks, scissors, glue sticks, folders, markers, rulers, highlighters, protractors, erasers, pens & pencils, crayons.
***MARANA HEALTH CENTER***
The Marana Health Center is hosting its ‘Back to School’ event.
WHEN: July 26 from 8 a.m. to noon
WHERE: MHC Main Clinic – 13395 N. Marana Main Street
Everyone is welcome to attend – there will be activities for the whole family. As well as free eye screenings provided by the Lions Club, and free Head Start physicals for one to three-year-olds. Plus $15 sports physicals, and information on nutrition.
Call (520)682-4111 or go online for their flyer and more information at www.maranahealthcenter.org
***TUCSON CHURCH INTERNATIONAL***
Fourth Annual ‘Back to School’ Bash, the goal is to give 10,000 back packs to Title 1 elementary students in the Amphitheater, Flowing Wells and Tucson Unified School districts.
Amphi – July 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Keeling Elementary School (2837 N Los Altos Ave)
Flowing Wells – July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon – Flowing Wells Jr. High (4545 N. La Cholla Blvd.)
TUSD – August 4 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Tucson Convention Center (TCC) - 260 South Church Street (in the Exhibit Hall)
All required and recommended Childhood Immunizations are free for kids under the age of 18 and available on a walk-in basis during regular hours.
Please call 1-866-960-0633 for more information about Clinic Locations and hours.
Apache Junction Clinic - 575 N Idaho St, Ste 301; Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Nursing: Wed-Sat 8am-6pm; WIC: Wed-Sat 8am-6pm
Casa Grande Clinic - 820 E Cottonwood Ln, Bldg E; Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Nursing: Mon-Sat 8am-6pm; WIC: Mon-Sat 8am-6pm
Coolidge Clinic - 119 W Central; Coolidge, AZ 85128
Nursing: Thu-Fri 8am-6pm; WIC: Thu-Fri 8am-6pm
Eloy Clinic - 302 E 5th St; Eloy, AZ 85131
Nursing: Tue-Wed 8am-6pm; WIC: Tue-Wed 8am-6pm
Kearny Clinic - 355 Alden Rd; Kearny, AZ 85137
Nursing: 3rd Wed of month 8am-6pm; WIC: Wed 8am-6pm
Mammoth Clinic - 110 Main St; Mammoth, AZ 85618
Nursing: Thu-Sat 8am-6pm; WIC: Sat 8am-6pm
Maricopa Clinic- 41600 W Smith-Enke Rd, Bldg 15; Maricopa, AZ 85138
Nursing: Tue-Fri 8am-6pm; WIC: Tue-Fri 8am-6pm
Oracle Clinic - 1870 W American Ave; Oracle, AZ 85623
Nursing: 4th Wed of month 8am-6pm; WIC: 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fri of month 8am-6pm
San Manuel Clinic - San Manuel clinic is held at Sun Life Clinic at 23 S McNab Pkwy
San Manuel, AZ 85631
WIC only: 1st and 3rd Thu of month 8am-6pm
San Tan Valley Clinic - 36235 N Gantzel Rd; San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
Nursing: Mon-Thu 8am-6pm; WIC: Mon-Thu 8am-6pm
Superior Clinic - 60 E Main St; Superior, AZ 85173
Nursing: 2nd Wed of month 8am-6pm; WIC: 2nd and 4th Thu 8am-6pm
***ANNUAL WARD 4 BACK TO SCHOOL BASH***
WHEN: July 27, from 8 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Clements Recreational Center (8155 E. Poinciana Dr.)
Pancake breakfast, Informational and interactive displays, swimming at the pool, drawing at 11:30 am- winner must be present.
For more information on this event please click here.
***MCDONALDS BACK PACK GIVEAWAY***
McDonalds across Arizona will be participating in a back pack giveaway for children.
The first 100 children through the door on July 27 will receive a free backpack, starting at 8 a.m.
The following restaurants will be participating:
- Marana - Tangerine Road
- Oro Valley - Oracle Road
- Nogales - Mariposa Road, and Crawford Street
- Green Valley - Continental Road
- Douglas - 5th Street\
- Benson - Highway 90
- Sahuarita - Sahuarita Road
- Sierra Vista - Fry Blvd & Highway 92
- Willcox - Rex Allen Drive
(McDonalds in WalMarts and Mall locations will not be participating)