2018-01-12 / Front Page

New GA students school screening available Jan. 20

David M. White
Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s 2018 School Screening program for school age children eligible for care at DDEAMC will be held on Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last year 1,184 children attended the annual School Screening event at DDEAMC and the staff looks forward to seeing their future students this year.

This “One-Stop, Four-Point” screening is a Georgia state requirement for children entering Georgia Public Schools for the first time. Screenings include pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, ages 5 through 19. Children must be at least 4 years old 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.

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.

Call (706)787-7300 Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays) between 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to select a timeframe for your child’s school screening. For parents with special needs children, specific time slots are available.

Park in the medical center’s main parking lot and enter the main, second floor entrance near Starbucks. Proceed to the medical record station, located in front of the hospital security. From there you will be assisted through the various screening stations.

To ensure a smooth flow of screenings for new Georgia students, DEERS information should be current at least one week prior to screening appointment. For enrollment, visit www.tricare.mil.

Copies of all patient records also need to be provided to Outpatient Records at least one week prior to screening.

Outpatient Records is located on the second floor, hours are weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call (706)787-2939.

The school screening is a onetime requirement, and a separate appointment with the primary care manager is required for sport, cheerleader or band physicals. Call to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary physician for these types of physicals.

South Carolina schools only require proof of current immunizations. 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.

What you need:

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 DDEAMC)

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