It's almost time for students to head back to school, and that means it's time to get those required health screenings and immunizations.
In Savannah, the Chatham County Health Department on Eisenhower Drive is offering a way to save a few extra dollars on those screenings before the new school year begins. Also, this is the perfect time to get it done now because you can avoid the back-to-school rush.
Normally there is a $30 fee to get health screenings done at the health department. However, it will be free on Wednesday, July 12. This applies to vision, hearing, dental and nutrition screening for school students. If this is your child's first time enrolling in a Georgia school, no matter the grade level, they must have a completed certificate of these screenings.
Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Immunization services will also be available at regular cost.
This free screening tests comes just in time for those students attending Brock Elementary since they start next week.
"Immunizing, we're actually giving you vaccinations to prevent illness. Screenings is when we look for things that are not up-to-par, so we screen to see if you are where you should be," said Tammie Brown, Nurse Manager, CCHD.
Those interested in taking advantage of the free screenings can visit the Chatham County Health Department (1395 Eisenhower Dr, Savannah, GA 31406) on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., or on Tuesday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The free screening will only be offered at the Eisenhower Drive location.
For additional information, call the Chatham County Health Department at 912.356.2441.
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