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Free health screenings offered for area students
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The Bryan County Health Department is offering free vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening for Bryan County school students.

The services normally cost $30.

It is available by appointment only, Monday, August 17th, at the health department in Pembroke at 430 Ledford St., and Wednesday, August 19th, at the health department in Richmond Hill at 66 Captain Matthew Freeman Drive 

Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Bryan County Health Department in Pembroke at 912-653-4331 or in Richmond Hill at 912-756-2611.

Although the start of school may look a little different this year, 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. 

Immunization services will also be available at regular cost.

 Most insurance is accepted and there are low-cost options for people without insurance. 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). The HPV vaccine is also recommended for both girls and boys starting at ages 11–12 to protect against cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus.

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