FREE Eye, Ear, Dental, & Nutrition screenings for school students, (April 30) Savannah

Health Department to Hold Free Eye, Ear, Dental, & Nutrition Screening for School Students

WHO: Chatham County Health Department (Eisenhower location only)
WHAT: Free eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County School students. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department).
WHEN: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 (No appointment necessary).
WHERE: Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive

WHY: It has been a requirement for parents to present a completed vision, hearing, and dental screening form (form 3300) to school authorities for children entering a Georgia school for the first time. That is still a requirement; however, the form has been revised to include “nutrition” as a category. The nutrition category measures height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI).

If a child is going to start school the 2014-2015 (August 2014 and going forward) school year, then they will need the new form, no exceptions. Every child must have a completed form 3300 when entering a Georgia school for the first time, no matter what the grade level (First time means never enrolled in a Georgia school before at any time in their lives).

The Chatham County Health Department wants to help parents beat the back-to-school rush by offering a free screening event on Wednesday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Eisenhower health department location only. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

If parents have had the old form completed in the past three months, they can bring their child in during the screening event to have nutrition portion of the new form added so that it is correct and complete prior to turning it in to school officials.

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

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