Health & Safety

August 10, 2012

Back to School Physicals

By 99th Medical Group

NELLIS

U.S. Air Force Capt. Sandra Swedean, 99th Medical Operations Squadron pediatrician, examines Marcelle Mancravie, 13, daughter of U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer retired Marc Mancravie, during a pediatrics sports physical at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Aug. 8, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th Medical Group is conducting school physicals for school age children that are returning for the school year.

AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Pediatric Clinic is hosting additional Sports/School Physical Nights on Aug. 13 and Aug. 22. Parents must call the appointment line at 653-CARE(2273) to schedule. These appointments are for routine physicals on children aged 5-17 years only. Providers will not be addressing additional issues or medication refills at those times.

 




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