PHC’s School-Based Health Clinics

Comprehensive Medical Care Services Available to All Des Moines Public Schools Students

Welcome to PHC School-Based Health Clinics, where we prioritize your health and well-being. Our caring and compassionate care team will ensure you receive top-notch medical care throughout the academic school year. Whether you require sick care or preventative services, we’re here to support you. Learn more about the services we offer below.

School based health clinics have limited hours in the summer. To schedule an appointment at a PHC clinic near you, see our locations page for directions and contact information.


Attention 10th & 12th-grade students of Des Moines Public Schools!

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Locations & Hours

Hoover High School

4800 NW Aurora Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 248-1500

HOURS (school year)
Mondays & Thursdays
8:40 am – 12:00 pm

Kurtz Opportunity Center

1000 Porter Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 248-1500

HOURS (school year)
Wednesdays & Fridays
8:40 am – 12:00 pm



Stay protected against diseases with our immunization services. Our clinic provides a range of vaccines to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

Birth Control & Family Planning

We understand the importance of family planning. Our expert healthcare providers offer confidential consultations and a variety of birth control options to suit your individual needs.

Sports Physicals

Get ready to hit the field with our thorough sports physicals. Our healthcare professionals ensure that you’re physically fit and ready to participate in sports activities.

Well Child Visits

We provide comprehensive well child visits to monitor your child’s growth and development. Our team focuses on preventive care to promote a healthy lifestyle from an early age.

STI Testing & Treatment

Your sexual health matters to us. Our clinics offer confidential and professional STI testing and treatment services to ensure your well-being.

Integrated Behavioral Health

We believe that mental health is an essential part of overall wellness. Our integrated behavioral health services provide support and guidance for mental health concerns in a compassionate and understanding environment.


To ensure effective communication, we have interpreters available to assist non-English speaking patients. We strive to provide inclusive and accessible care to all individuals.

Health Benefits Specialists

Our dedicated health benefits specialists are here to guide you through the insurance enrollment process. They can also help determine a sliding fee scale based on your income and family size through our financial assistance program.

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