The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is delivering school registration assessment for the academic year 2020-2021, stressing that all necessary precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure the safety and welfare of children.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, all new students are required to be screened and issued an electronic health certificate by health centres before joining school for the next academic year.

A dedicated team of doctors and administrators at PHCC evaluated the risks and extent of exposure before developing a robust procedure for the pre-school registration screening. The key focus was on limiting exposure, hence the screening can now be done in just a single visit. Other measures include pre-booked appointments.

Parents are requested to dial ‘107’ and choose the Student’s Medical Assessment option to make an appointment for school assessments. A dedicated team at PHCC will then electronically book all the necessary appointments for the student, for both dental and family medicine clinics. Parents need to accompany their children, and be present an hour before the appointment, bringing with them all the necessary documents – including ID cards, valid health cards, vaccination cards, and birth certificates.

An early visit is recommended to take care of matters such as registration at the reception, the nursing assessment, laboratory tests, and the social worker assessment. Thereafter, the child will undergo a dental and family physician check-up as per the scheduled appointment. The health certificate is issued once the assessments and examinations are done and laboratory test results are verified. Parents can collect their child’s e-file at reception before leaving the health centre.

Students registered with the PHCC COVID-19 Test and Hold designated health centres will be transferred to the following alternative health centres for their medical assessment:

  • Those registered in Muaither Health Center will be directed to Al Wajba Health Center or Al Waab Health Center
  • Those registered in Rawdat Al Khail Health Center will be directed to either the Al Thumama Health Center, Omar Bin Al Khattab Health Center, or Airport Health Center
  • Those registered in Umm Slal Health Center will be directed to either the Qatar University Health Center or Al Daayen Health Center
  • Those registered in the Gharrafat Al Rayyan Health Center will be directed either to the Leabaib Health Center or Madinat Khalifa Health Center

Qualified teams have been trained to receive students and parents and to facilitate all required procedures at these health centres. Parents are requested to abide by all precautionary measures for their safety and for the safety of their children.

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