The School Health Services Program provides coordinated school-based nursing services to ensure delivery of quality individualized health services for students to facilitate daily school attendance and enhance academic achievement. School-based nursing service allocations are data-driven based on the number of students with documented health conditions, required therapeutic physician ordered treatments for individual students during school hours, and school enrollment.
Process For Making a Referral
Services provided by school nurses require a referral and parental / guardian consent for individualized screenings (e.g. vision, hearing, dental, scoliosis). Referrals of individuals with health problems or suspected health problems are accepted from parents, school personnel, students and health care providers in the community and may be submitted to the school-based health services professional or the central health office personnel.