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Fort Gordon announces health screenings for students

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FORT GORDON, GA (WFXG) -

Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center's 2013 School Screening program for school age children eligible for care at Eisenhower will be held on three Saturdays: July 27, August 3, and August 17. Last year 1,132 children attended the annual school screening event at Eisenhower and the staff looks forward to seeing our future students this year. 

This is a "one-stop, four point" school screening that is a Georgia state requirement for children entering Georgia Public Schools for the first time.

Screenings include grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, ages 5 through 19 and children must be at least 4 years of age on the day of screening.

For entrance into the sixth grade in the state of Georgia a child must have a second Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunization with proof of vaccination documented.

Parents will have the opportunity to gather family health education material, talk with a dietician for nutritional information and receive guidance for dietary-consult appointments. Information will also be available regarding benefits and TRICARE enrollment. 

Please call (706) 787-7300 Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays) between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to schedule your child's school screening and receive instructions for the screening.

For parents with special needs children, specific time slots are available on July 27. Please call for exclusive arrangements.

On the day of your child's scheduled screening, please park in Eisenhower's main parking lot and proceed to the Internal Medicine Clinic, located across from the Emergency Department entrance. From there you will be assisted through the various screening stations.

For children new to Georgia, the child's DEERS information should be current at least one week prior to a screening appointment. The TRICARE Beneficiary Services office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. located on the DDEAMC 2nd floor at (706) 787-1471/6261.

At least one week prior to screening, copies of all patient records need to be provided to DDEAMC Outpatient Records located on the DDEAMC 2nd floor, open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at (706) 787-2939.

The school screening is not a sports physical. The school screening is a one-time screening and does not include sport, cheerleader or band physicals. Please contact you primary care manager to schedule a sport, cheerleader or band physical.

South Carolina schools only require proof of current immunizations and the immunizations will be recorded on the certificate of immunization - form 1148. The Varicella (Chickenpox) policy requires either physician verification of a prior chickenpox episode or prior vaccination with the Varicella vaccine.

Legal guardians are asked to bring the following items:

  • ID Card or current proof of DEERS registration
  • Child's Eye Glasses/Hearing Aid(s)
  • Child's Immunization Record ("Yellow Shot Record")
  • Medical Power of Attorney (If applicable)
  • Medical Records (If not at Eisenhower)

 

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