Resources – USCG Station Dauphin Island

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USCG Station Dauphin Island

 
 

251 Aquarium Dr., Dauphin Island, AL 36528

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers in Alabama, visit the Alabama Primary Health Care Association website at 
www.alphca.com/Find-A-Health-Center
 
Check the US News Health directory online at 
https://health.usnews.com/doctors/city-index/alabama
 to find the best doctor for your family. 
 
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website at https://findadentist.ada.org/

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
According to Alabama state statute, in order to attend kindergarten, a child must have turned five years of age on or before September 1 of that same school year. The compulsory school age for children in the state is 6 years old. In Alabama, early entry to kindergarten is not an option.

 

Mobile County Public Schools
Dauphin Island Elementary School
Baker High School
GreatSchools.org

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!

FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

 

There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Dauphin Island Health (251) 690-8889
Since 1979, Family Health has provided comprehensive primary care services throughout Mobile County. There are now ten health center sites spanning from Mount Vernon to Tillman’s Corner to Baldwin County. The sites, which are all designated as Federally Qualified Health Centers, are strategically located where the needs are the greatest and access to care is most limited. Family Health is accredited by the Joint Commission and has been designated as a Primary Care Medical Home through the Joint Commission since 2013.

 

Alabama Department of Human Services (334) 242-1310
The Alabama Department of Human Resources will help families receive the least
disruptive services they need, when they need them, and for only as long as they
need them in order to maintain children in or return them to a safe, stable home.

 

Baldwin Humane Society (251) 928-4585
The Baldwin Humane Society, formerly BARC, is a no-kill adoption agency. Established in 1979, we were the first animal advocacy group in Baldwin County. Our goal is to eliminate the number of abused and abandoned pets through spay/neuter, education, rescue and adoption. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, we rely entirely upon donations and do not receive any government funding. We rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for hundreds of abused, abandoned and neglected pets annually.

 

Alabama Highway Patrol (334) 242-4393