2018-07-06 / Front Page

School screening event for first-time Georgia students

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center Release


The child of an active-duty Servicemember has her teeth checked during a school screenings event held July 30, 2015, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. The Georgia Public School System requires all students entering school for the first time to have medical screening. DDEAMC streamlines the process by holding screenings that allow a Servicemember’s family to complete their screening at one location on the same day. Each year, DDEAMC completes 1,200-1,300 of these screenings. DAVID M. WHITE / DWIGHT D. ARMY MEDICAL CENTER The child of an active-duty Servicemember has her teeth checked during a school screenings event held July 30, 2015, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. The Georgia Public School System requires all students entering school for the first time to have medical screening. DDEAMC streamlines the process by holding screenings that allow a Servicemember’s family to complete their screening at one location on the same day. Each year, DDEAMC completes 1,200-1,300 of these screenings. DAVID M. WHITE / DWIGHT D. ARMY MEDICAL CENTER The Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center is hosting an annual school screening; dates are scheduled for July 21, July 28 and Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The event is held on three Saturdays and consists of a “one-stop, four-point” screening that meets the Georgia state requirements for children entering Georgia Public Schools for the first time.

Screenings are for children entering pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, ages five through 19 years.

Children must be at least four years old on the day of the screening.

During the event, parents will have the opportunity to gather family health education material and speak with a dietitian for nutritional information and guidance on dietary-consult appointments. Information will also be available regarding benefits and TRICARE enrollment.

To schedule an appointment, call (706)787-7300 Monday through Friday, except on Federal Holidays, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to schedule your child’s school screening. For parents with special needs children, specific time slots are available July 30. Call for exclusive arrangements.

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

Copies of all patient records need to be provided to the outpatient records office at least one week prior to screening. The Outpatient records department is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays or call (706)787-2939 for information.

The school screening is a one-time screening and does not include sport, cheerleader or band physicals.

A separate appointment with the primary care manager is required. Call to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary physician for these types of physicals.

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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