Georgia school screenings for new students held at Fort Gordon

–Press Release from Eisenhower Army Medical Center–

FORT GORDON, Ga. – The Eisenhower Army Medical Center is hosting their annual School Screening event on July 30, August 6, and August 20.

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 twelfth grade, ages five through 19 years of age. Children must be at least four years of age 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 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 on July 30. Please 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 please go to http://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 more 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 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 (“Yellow Shot Record”)
  • Medical Power of Attorney (If applicable)
  • Medical Records (If not at Eisenhower AMC)

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