School Health Services


SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
 

      Health services are provided and/or supervised by school health nurses to appraise, protect, and promote the health of students. These services include assessment, planning, coordination of services and direct care for all children, including those with special health care needs. Health services are designed and coordinated with community health care professionals to ensure early intervention, access and referral to primary health care services; foster appropriate use of primary health care services; prevent and control communicable disease and other health problems; provide emergency care for student and staff illness or injury; provide daily and continuous services for children with special health care needs; promote and provide optimum sanitary conditions for a safe school facility and school environment; and provide educational and counseling opportunities for promoting and maintaining individual, family and community health. Qualified professionals such as school health nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists, health educators, registered dietitians, school counselors, and allied health personnel including speech therapists and occupational or physical therapists provide these services.

 

More Information:

  • School Health Resources -  This site contains comprehensive school health information, alerts and guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Everyday Illnesses and Injuries - From the flu to nosebleeds to broken bones, this site has articles and info about kid’s common illnesses and injuries.
  • Preventive Screenings  - Lists of the tests and screenings that are recommended for you and information on how to prevent disease and improve your quality of life from HealthierUS.gov.
  • Recommended Immunization Schedule - The US 2007 guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Asthma Management Resources - A list of links, resources and information for managing asthma in our schools.
  • Diabetes Information Learn what Diabetes is, its different types, the problems that it causes, and how to help.
  • Head Lice -  KidsHealth provides general information, identification tips, treatment options and prevention.
  • Influenza Information   An in-depth Influenza information, flu tracker and symptom checker are all on this site.
  • Meningitis Information - A Meningitis Health Fact Sheet from the Tennessee Department of Health.
  • Cover Tennessee- Cover Tennessee was created to provide health insurance options that are affordable and portable, and meet the needs of the uninsured in Tennessee.
  • Families USA- Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.



Dawn Callas, Coordinator of School Health Services -- dawn.callas@rcstn.net -- (615) 384-0152 (voice) -- (615) 384-0132 (fax)     

  • 800 M. S. Couts Blvd, Suite 2, Springfield, TN 37172
  • 615-384-5588
Robertson County Schools