2018-12-21 / News Update

School screenings in January

Eisenhower Army Medical Center

The Eisenhower Army Medical Center is hosting a school screening Jan. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning at the second floor lobby pharmacy area.

The one-day event is a “onestop, 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 5 through 19 years of age. Children must be at least 4 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 dietician for nutritional information and guidance on dietary-consult appointments. Information will also be available regarding benefits and TRICARE enrollment.

To schedule your child’s school screening appointment, call 706-787-7300 Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays, between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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; call 706-787-2939 for more information.

The school screening is a one-time screening and does not include sports, cheerleader or band physicals. A separate appointment with the primary care manager is required, so please 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 (“shot card”)

• Medical power of attorney (if applicable)

• Medical records (if not at EAMC)

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