The Liberty County Health Department will provide no cost vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening for Liberty County school students. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department). Appointments are required for either Monday, August 17th or Tuesday, August 18th at the Liberty County Health Department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville.
According to a press release from the Liberty County Health Department, 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.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 912-876-2173.
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.