Health departments to host back to school health clinics

Health departments to provide no cost, back to school health clinics

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) -Believe it or not, the school year is right around the corner.

Local health departments are making sure your kids are ready are this week. Georgia law requires all first-time students to have a certified screening.

Chatham County

The Chatham County Health Department will provide those screenings at no cost at a health clinic on Thursday, July 11. That includes checking your vision, hearing, dental and nutrition.

Show up any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Children will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.

The usual $30 fee for a health screening will be waived for all students getting ready to go back to school.

The health department is located on Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.

Effingham County

Students in Effingham County will have the same chance Thursday.

The health department is offering screenings from 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and from 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. That’s at the offices on Highway 119 South in Springfield.

Liberty County

The Liberty County Health Department will provide three back-to-school clinics for students who need immunizations and vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings. The clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, Thursday, July 25, and Thursday, August 1 at the clinic at 1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. in Hinesville. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis and no appointment is necessary. Cost for hearing, vision, dental, and nutrition screenings is $30.

Long County

The Long County Health Department will provide 2 back-to-school clinics for students who need immunizations and vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings. The clinics will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 30, but will be closed each day from 12-1 p.m. for lunch. The event will be held in the clinic at 584 N. Macon Street in Ludowici. Appointments are welcome but not necessary. Cost for hearing, vision, dental, and nutrition screenings is $30.

McIntosh County

The McIntosh County Health Department will provide no-cost immunizations and vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings on Thursday, July 18 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the clinic at 1335 GA Hwy. 57 in Townsend. No appointment necessary.

Glynn County

The Glynn County Health Department will provide immunizations and no cost vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings on Wednesday, July 24, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the health department located at 2747 Fourth Street in Brunswick. No appointment necessary.

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