FREE vision, hearing, dental & nutrition screenings for school students in Savannah

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The Chatham County Health Department has scheduled two back-to-school clinics in July. Free eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screenings will be available at both events.

Parents are encouraged to get whatever screenings and immunizations their children need well in advance of the first day of school to avoid longer wait times.

Chatham County Health Department (Eisenhower Drive location only).
Free vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County school students. No appointment necessary. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department).
WHEN: 8:30AM-4PM, Thurs. July 19
8:30AM-4PM, Thurs. July 26
WHERE: Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive
WHY: The Chatham County Health Department wants to help parents beat the back-to-school rush by offering free vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings on two separate days this summer at the Eisenhower health department location. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Immunization services will also be available at regular cost.

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. In addition, 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).

For additional information, call the Chatham County Health Department at 356-2441.


All health departments offer eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screens as well as immunizations all year round including:

Camden County Health Department*
1501 Georgia Avenue, Woodbine
1-4PM, Tues. July 24

Camden County Health Department*
905 Dilworth Street, St. Marys
1-4PM, Thurs. July 26
*(Free Eye, Ear, Dental & Nutrition Screens)

Chatham County Health Department*
1395 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah
8:30AM – 4PM, Thurs., July 19
8:30AM – 4PM, Thurs., July 26
*(Free Eye, Ear, Dental & Nutrition Screens)

Liberty County Health Department
1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville
8:30AM-6PM, Thurs., July 19
8:30AM-6PM, Thurs., July 26
8:30AM-4PM, Mon., July 30

Long County Health Department
8AM–7PM, Thurs. July 19
584 N. Macon Street, Ludowici
(Closed for lunch from noon-1PM)

McIntosh County Health Department
1335 GA Hwy. 57, Townsend
8AM-6:30PM, Tues. July 17
McIntosh County Health Department

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