Texas state laws require that students are current with immunizations to enroll in school. Our clinic can help students get 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.
Care Van Immunization clinics
Our immunization clinic provides an opportunity for students to get the vaccines they need. Through our Care Van 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.
Who can use the Immunization Clinic?
Vaccines are free for students that:
Costs are underwritten by The Caring Foundation of Texas. If a student is covered by private insurance, they must see their primary care physician for immunizations. Students covered by CHIP need to go to the Garland Health Department or their primary care physician to get immunizations.
Available clinic dates
The clinic has specific times that families can visit to receive vaccinations:
On the 4th Wednesday of the month, evening clinics by appointment will be available from 4-6:30 p.m. See dates below:
- October 28, 2020
- November 18, 2020
- January 27, 2021
- February 24, 2021
- March 24, 2021
- April 28, 2021
- May 26, 2021
*Please call and make an appointment.
The immunization clinic is also available by appointment only on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic will not be able to accept visitors without an appointment. Please call our office to set up an appointment.
Community Partner program
Our clinic works with various community partners to provide our services. We can help qualifying students and family members apply for:
CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) formerly “food stamps”
We provide on-site counseling to students and their families to help them work through school issues, family situations, and more. The clinic is open Monday-Friday for counseling appointments. Students must have a referral from their school counselor and/or nurse to be able to attend.
Note: Nurses can find our Counseling Institute referral packet on the Intranet.
Our clinic provides emergency dental assistance in collaboration with local dentists. School nurses can make referrals to the enrollment clinic for students with a high need.
Nutrition/diabetes prevention classes
Clinic staff members teach health classes to students, families, GISD staff and community members. Our “Power Over Diabetes” and “Healthy Kids Healthy Families” classes cover practices and tips that will help your family be healthy and happy.
Service organization referrals
A Nurse Specialist is on staff to assist with referrals to various local service organizations.
We provide vision clinics in collaboration with the Garland Lions Club. Students must be referred by their school nurse.