Medical and Dental Appointments

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  1. BoLwife

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    With regards to the dental screening and xrays, and the immunization updates required for cadet candidates, do we pay for these? We haven't received the packet in the mail yet, and just have the downloaded forms, so perhaps this will be explained.
     
  2. waggingtails

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    Yes. They are at your own expense.
     
  3. Jeff62064

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    If your DS or DD has had all his immunizations and a recent visit to the dentist, it should not cost anything. Your pediatrician should be able to fax over the immunization records and fill out the form. You will be required to have a polio shot after age 18 which may cost some, but if you do not have this done or if your DS/DD will not be 18 by R-Day, they will give it to you. Additionally, if your DS/DD has not had the Chickenpox vaccine, a titer will be required. Do not know if your pediatrician can verify blood type or if a lab is required. We had the labs done with the varicella titer.
     
  4. ca2midwestmom

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    Don't forget the TB test. Our doctor's office doesn't do the TB test or blood typing anymore so DS had to go to a lab for blood draw. Test results were faxed to doctor's office within 2 days and covered by insurance. (Originally dr suggested we go to the health dept but there is a shortage of the TB skin test so they wouldn't do it; TB blood test is >$100 through health dept.)
     
  5. ca2midwestmom

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    The only thing you receive in the mail are the 4 grey envelopes -- one large enough for the dental xrays. There may have been another copy of the dental form in the package, but it's the same as the one on the portal.
     
  6. BoLwife

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    Hmm. Anyone have any thoughts as to what would be considered "recent" for the dentist? DS has had one within the past seven months.
     
  7. BoLwife

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    Scratch that. Just re-read instructions which specified "new" panoramic and bitewing xrays. I don't think what we have qualifies. Thanks for all the helpful information! Trying to find that balance between helicopter parent and negligent one -- not easy!
     
  8. ca2midwestmom

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    Now that I think about it, included with the grey envelopes and the additional dental form is info about the x-rays. They need bitewings and panarex and it lists how old they can be (can't remember if it's 12 or 18 mos). We are having one set redone and can use the other. You should be good with 7 mos.
     
  9. BoLwife

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    Thank you!
     
  10. ca2midwestmom

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    BoLwife -- xrays (both types) need to have been taken within the past 12 months, with name & SSN labeled on them
     

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