Services for GISD families
The Student Services Clinic offers two full-time registered nurses and three clinic assistants as part of its staff. We offer:
- Immunization screening and transcription for enrollment
- Vaccines at no cost for students who qualify (ex. students with no insurance/Medicaid eligible)
- Assistance applying for Medicaid, CHIP and SNAP
- Referrals to community organizations
- Assistance to qualifying students needing dental, vision and counseling services (by referral from school staff)
Please call our office for more information or to make an appointment.
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Texas state laws require that students are current with immunizations to enroll in school. Our clinic can give students the immunizations they need to attend school.
- Help with verification: We help check immunization records to make sure that every student that enrolls through the enrollment center is current with immunizations.
- Immunization clinics: Our clinic provides an opportunity for eligible students to get the vaccines they need. Through our program, students can get vaccinated during the enrollment process to help them attend school faster.
To learn more about immunization requirements, see our immunizations page.
The Student Services Clinic provides no-cost vaccines for qualifying students in our community. Students qualify for no-cost vaccines if they:
- do not have health insurance
- are covered by Medicaid or qualify for it
- are American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander
Immunization clinics are held Monday-Friday. Visitors must have an appointment. The clinic accepts calls for appointments Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our Student Services Clinic can provide vaccines to qualifying students ages 18 and younger through the Texas Vaccine for Children Program (TVFC).
Garland Health Department
The Garland Health Department also provides vaccines for students. Students can use Garland Health for low-cost vaccines if they:
- are covered by CHIP
- are considered under-insured
- are using Medicaid for 18 and under, or Medicare of Texas for ages 65 and up
- are covered by the following private insurance companies: Aetna, BCBSTX HMO & PPO, Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare (must bring current insurance card)
Visit the Garland Health Department Clinic:
- Location: 206 Carver Street, Garland, TX 75040
- Time: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Notes: Garland Public Health does not take HMO, Medicare supplements, or marketplace insurance. If a student is covered by private insurance, they should see their primary care physician for immunizations. Students covered by CHIP can either go to their primary care physician or to the Garland Health Department.
Medicaid and CHIP application assistance
Student Services Clinic is a Community Partner with the Texas Health and Human Services Department, which provides application assistance for programs like Medicaid and CHIP. We can help families apply for:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly "Food Stamps")
- Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Healthy Texas Women (HTW)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Community Organization referrals
Staff is here to assist with referrals to various local community organizations such as low-cost medical clinics, dental clinics and mental health resources.
On-site counseling services
The Counseling Institute of Texas has an on-site clinic at our Student Services Center. The clinic provides counseling by appointment every Monday-Friday.
Note: Nurses can find our Counseling Institute referral packet on the Garland ISD Intranet.
Our clinic provides emergency dental assistance in collaboration with local dentists to students who qualify. School nurses must make referrals to the Student Services Clinic.
We provide vision clinics in collaboration with the Garland Lions Club. These clinics occur twice a year and provide eye exams and free glasses to students that qualify. Students must be referred by their school nurse.