Although the start of school may look a little different this year, students entering a Georgia school for the first time – no matter what the grade level – must have a completed Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition screening form. “First time” means never enrolled in a Georgia school before at any time in their lives.
Health departments in the Coastal Health District will offer no cost vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening – by appointment only – for school students. Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department.
Immunization services will also be available at regular cost. Most insurance is accepted and there are low-cost options for people without insurance. Children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades 8 through 12 must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal vaccine. (“New entrant” means any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than 12 months or one school year).
The HPV vaccine is also recommended for both girls and boys starting at ages 11–12 to protect against cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus.
Call your local health department to schedule an appointment.
No Cost Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Clinic Schedules
August 17th (Pembroke) and August 19th (Richmond Hill)
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 912-653-4331 (Pembroke) or 912-756-2611 (Richmond Hill).
August 10th – 14th
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 912-356-2441.
Tuesday, August 18th, and Thursday, August 20th
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 912-754-6484.
August 10th – 14th
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 912-264-3961 and choosing option 9.
Monday, August 17th, and Tuesday, August 18th
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 912-876-2173.
Monday, August 10th, and Wednesday, August 12th
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 912-545-2107.