Health and Social Services

School Health Services

Director of Health and Social Services
Tina Debevec
Phone:  912-557-4726
FAX:  912-557-3036
Family Connection Coordinator
Becky Anderson
Phone: 912-557-4726     
Fax:  912-557-3036    

Student Services Coordinator
Chris Freeman
Phone:  912-557-6322 
FAX:  912-557-6326

School Nurses 
North Tattnall Elementary School
Alicia Butler
PH:  912-693-2455
FAX:  912-693-4908

North Tattnall Middle School
Renae Haynes
PH:  912-557-3993
FAX:  912-557-4124

South Tattnall Elementary School
Teresa Garrett
PH:  912-654-3931
FAX:  912-654-4998

South Tattnall Middle School
Pam Bell
PH:  912-654-1467
FAX:  912-654-1300

Tattnall County High School
Gloria Phillips
PH:  912-557-4374
FAX:  912-557-4542

School Based Mental Health Professional
Haley Nickell



Medical Services and School Based Health Clinics

Each of our schools has a trained nurse on staff.  For many children, our nurses are the first line of medical care.  Nurses treat children with the usual headaches, stomach aches, fevers, strains and sprains, head lice, and acute injuries. They also help treat any health issues that arise with faculty and staff members. School nurses help manage the care of students with diagnosed conditions like diabetes and asthma.  They oversee on-site care and medicines which need to be dispensed at school and help teach children about their disease.  They conduct hearing and vision tests for children who may not have received this care from a pediatrician or health department. They are part of the certified emergency response team at every school.
Tattnall County School District offers the opportunity for your child to see a physician via telemedicine for a primary care visit or follow up for medication management.  They can also visit a dentist at school for routine screenings and cleanings.   You can learn more by talking with your school nurse.   Tattnall County School-Based Health Clinic Student Services include but are not limited to:
  • School Nurses
  • Dental Services
  • Telemedicine Primary Care


Meningoccocal Vaccine Requirement

Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis can cause shock, coma, and death within hours of the first symptoms. If your teen has not been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, we strongly recommend getting your 11th grader, aged 16 years or older, vaccinated before starting the 2022-23 school year. Getting MCV4 (meningococcal conjugate vaccine) now will not only help protect your child against the ongoing threat of meningitis but will also meet the new school entry requirement.

GDPH Parent Letter English
GDPH Parent Letter Spanish

Ask your pediatrician or local health department about other shots your child may need including:
• the human papillomavirus (HPV) series
• tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis shot (Tdap or Td booster)
• an annual flu vaccine; and
• catch-up immunizations, including chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and hepatitis B.

For more information, visit or call (800) 848-3868.


Scoliosis Screening for Students in Grade 6 & 8

Scoliosis screening is required for all students in the 6th and 8th grades who attend public school in Georgia. Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. About 3% of children are affected by scoliosis. It can occur at any age but is often noticeable between the ages of 9 and 16, when growth occurs rapidly. Early detection is important to avoid potentially serious problems later in life if a spinal curve is not recognized, treated, and it continues to progress. The screening test is an observation of the child’s back when standing and bending forward.

There are options for how the screening can be completed:
• Submit a completed Form #4400, Certificate of Scoliosis screening. Form #4400 can be completed by a physician with an active GA license or person working under the supervision of a physician with an active GA license, the local health department, or licensed school nurse. A completed Form #4400 should be provided to the school within the first 90 days of 6th and 8th grade. Form #4400 can be found at
• Children can participate in a school scoliosis screening event. Students without a completed Form #4400 on file more than 90 days after the start of school will be asked to participate in scoliosis screening during a school screening event

Parents or guardians can choose to not have their student screened for scoliosis by selecting the opt-out option on Form #4400 or opt-out of the school scoliosis screening event later in the
school year.

COVID Protocols


Disaster Preparedness

 Below you will find some trusted sites to help you be prepared in the event of an emergency.   Please remember to write down a list of important numbers such as family members, hospitals, doctors and any elderly neighbors that may need to be checked on in the event of an emergency. 
Disaster Relief Information-911
Tattnall 911 services are available for all residents.
Red Cross --Southeast Georgia Local Information for Disaster Relief

Suicide Prevention Hotline


Georgia Crisis and Access Line


Telehealth Services

Georgia Telehealth - For Businesses and Schools - ESE Telehealth

Help a Child Smile Mobile Dental Services

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