Follow The Hands at Eisenhower to A Successful School Year!

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Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s 2013 School Screening program for school age children eligible for care at Eisenhower will be held from 8-2 p.m. on three Saturdays: July 27, August 3 and August 17. The staff looks forward to seeing our future students again this year!

This “One-Stop, Four Point” school screening is a Georgia state requirement for children entering Georgia Public Schools for the first time. Screenings include grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, ages 5 through 19. Children must be at least 4 years of age 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 shot with proof of vaccination documented. 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.

Please call (706) 787-7300, Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays), between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to schedule your child’s school screening and receive instruction details. For parents with special needs children, specific time slots are available on Saturday, July 27. Please call for exclusive arrangements.

On the day of your child’s scheduled screening, please park in Eisenhower’s main parking lot and proceed to the Internal Medicine Clinic, located across from the Emergency Room entrance. From there you will be assisted through the various screening stations.

New to DDEAMC?

To ensure a smooth flow of screenings for new GA children, DEERS information should be current at least one week prior to screening appointment. TRICARE Beneficiary Services are open M-F, 7:30 a.m. till 4 p.m., DDEAMC 2nd floor at (706) 787-1471/6261. Copies of all patient records also need to be provided to DDEAMC Outpatient Records at least one week prior to screening at DDEAMC 2nd floor, open M-F, 7:30 a.m. till 4 p.m. at (706) 787-2939.

Screening is Not a Sports Physical

The school screening is a one-time screening and does not include sport, cheerleader or band physicals. A separate appointment with the primary care doctor is required for sport, cheerleader or band physicals. Please call to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary physician for these types of physicals.

Use Main 2nd Floor Entrance

Since school screenings are held on Saturdays, the only open access is through the main DDEAMC 2nd floor entrance by Starbucks.

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.

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)

 

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