August 21, 2014 --
The Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is offering school physicals and immunizations including a special clinic Saturday from 8-11 a.m., by appointment only.
Georgia law requires health exams and immunizations documentation for all K-12 students.
A school entry health exam, Form DH 3300, is required for all school children who are entering a Georgia school for the first time or after being absent for more than 12 months.
Students can obtain the exam up to 120 days prior to entering the Georgia school system.
For new students transferring to a Georgia school, a comparable form from another state is acceptable, if completed within the previous year.
A certificate of immunization, Form DH 3231, is required for school entry and again before a student enters seventh grade, when new shots are needed.
Students can get these additional immunizations while attending sixth grade or as soon as they reach age 11.
School physicals for children, ages 5-11 are covered by TRICARE, if required, in connection with school enrollment, unlike annual sport physicals that are not a covered benefit.
Children, 5 and younger must first see their Medical Home Port primary care manager to ensure they get the appropriate immunizations.
Parents should bring all immunization records to the clinic visit.
No appointment is necessary and the Immunization Clinic is open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
To schedule a school physical, call NBHC Albany’s appointment line at 229-639-7884/7886.
For immunizations questions, stop by or call 229-639-7815/7886.