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Week 1 Medical?
Last Post 19 May 2017 02:19 AM by floridacop. 9 Replies.
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10 Apr 2017 10:04 AM
    Hello everyone, just curious what week 1 medical is like? I've read plenty of threads that covered it but what is it like now? Do we have to get blood pressure and the vision test done again? I know there will be plenty of vaccinations and shots too. 

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    10 Apr 2017 06:06 PM
    They do not do another physical at Cape May, so you will not have vision, hearing, blood pressure, etc. checked in that regard.

    However, everyone has to have a dental screening the first week, and they check everyone's blood pressure prior to that screening. If it is high there's a good chance they will refer you to medical.
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    14 Apr 2017 08:47 AM
    Okay, thank you! What do you mean when you say refer to medical? It's unlikely for that to happen but just in case, what would they do at medical?
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    18 Apr 2017 10:33 AM
    From what I remember medical was the worst part of week 1. Tons of standing in line, waiting for things to be taken care.

    If you have glasses, you will be issued the BCG's in place of your glasses and will have dental done. They will schedule your teeth removal if you need it probably then or at least tell you to have them taken out.
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    19 Apr 2017 08:10 PM
    Medical is a long week. Be prepared to read and reread your Helsman over & over again. Long lines, standing around, or sitting, remember don't fall asleep. If you have glasses you'll be issued 02 pairs in maybe Week 02-03. Medical is like your doctor's office. If you're sick, injuried, need medical attention that's where you will go.
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    04 May 2017 05:37 PM
    For those who needed teeth removal, was in done in boot camp or did they just tell you that you'd have to have it done ASAP?
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    04 May 2017 08:16 PM
    Teeth removal is done in boot camp it will be scheduled for you.
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    13 May 2017 11:48 PM
    Scheduled, as in not done that day? Would you know if it would be the same for oral surgery? Anyone have experience with this?
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    14 May 2017 02:53 PM
    You seem to be really worried about teeth removal. If they need to be removed, the Coast Guard will remove them while in boot camp. It will be done by a dental professional that knows what they are doing and you will receive all of the proper medications and care. They aren't just going to hold you down and rip your teeth out. Don't worry about when things get done or how long its going to take or who is going to do it. It will happen, on the Coast Guard's time and they will tell you what you need to know when you need to know it at boot camp. Worry about stuff like that is just going to stress you out.
    You will get poked, and prodded, and yelled at, and taught. You will get fed and your needs will be met. You will probably not get as much sleep as you would like and you will get told what to do and when to do it. Worry about the small details will just make things harder.
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    19 May 2017 02:19 AM
    I am more curious than worried. I was just wondering how that part of the process works in the CG. I appreciate your response. I know what to expect as far as everything else as I have been through Army boot camp and a police academy.
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