New partnership offers free medical services to students

Garland ISD is excited to announce its new partnership with the LifeSavers Foundation’s mobile pediatric clinic, The Doctor Spot. Staffed with a pediatric nurse practitioner and a medical assistant, this roving clinic will offer free health services to all uninsured or Medicaid-eligible GISD students throughout 2018-19. 

“This is going to be an excellent opportunity for our students,” said GISD Health Services Director Renee Kotsopoulos. “Removing barriers to vital medical services will help ensure our kids are academically and physically healthy.” 

Launching the week of Aug. 20, the Doctor Spot will offer sick and well visits, immunizations, lab testing, and vision, hearing, lead and obesity screenings. No appointments are necessary. See the hours and locations below.

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. every Thursday

Freeman Elementary School

1220 Walnut St. 

Garland, TX 75040

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. every Friday

Southgate Elementary School

1115 Mayfield Ave. 

Garland, TX 75041 

Contact GISD Health Services at 972-487-3268 or A877@garlandisd.net for more information.

Photo and information submitted by Renee Kotsopoulos.