Students’ health screening required

The Public Health Department reminds parents and guardians that all students entering government or private schools for the first time in Cayman, are required to have health screenings.

The screening comprises obtaining medical and surgical history; assessment of growth and development, screening for vision and hearing; dental assessment and reviewing and administering necessary immunisations.

Public Health offers free screening to all students: For students entering schools in the West Bay and the Eastern districts, health screenings will be done at the district health centres starting Monday. For all other students, health screenings will take place at John Gray’s medical centre from 7 July to 31 August.

Appointments for students entering Leading Edge, PACE, New Horizons, and Heritage schools; as well as John Gray High School, can only be made at the George Hicks High School administrative office. Please call 949-9488 for an appointment.

For all other students, appointments can be made at the respective schools at the time of registration.

Detailed information sheets for parents and guardians are available at the schools. For more information, please contact Nurse Rose-Wright at 244-2648 or 244-2734, or John Gray’s medical centre at 949-2501.