MILITARY

FORT HOOD — Beginning Thursday, eligible military dependents enrolled in grades six through 12 in the Belton Independent School District can receive primary care services at a new clinic at Belton High School, according to post hospital officials.

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s first school-based health clinic will be open from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, according to a news release.

The adolescent medicine team will provide comprehensive primary care services to include physical exams, immunizations, and the management of minor illnesses and injuries. Classroom consultation on wellness issues and referrals to specialty care also are available.

A signed consent form, available from BISD, is required to receive services. All students younger than 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian on file to receive health clinic services. Students 18 and older can sign their own consent forms.

The military adolescent school-based health initiative is a joint effort of Belton ISD and division of adolescent medicine within Darnall’s pediatrics department.

Parents can make appointments by calling 254-553-3523 or 254-553-3765.

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