School health services are provided to all students in the School District through collaboration with various partners. Health care services, provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and school health assistants through a contract with NCH Healthcare System, help to ensure that students are in school and ready to learn. Our school health team works closely with parents to prevent health problems and encourage appropriate utilization of medical and dental services and community health agencies. Our focus is health promotion and disease prevention, and early identification, intervention and referral for acute and chronic health problems.
The School District coordinates with the Florida Department of Health, Collier County, to provide state-mandated health screenings. If you do not wish your child to participate in one or more health screenings, you must notify the school in writing prior to screening date. Click here to access the form: English Spanish Creole. The Department of Health also provides school-age immunizations free of charge.
Other partners providing health-related services to students:
Medications, including Epi-Pen and Other Emergency Medications
If medication must be given during the school day, a Medical Authorization Form must be completed by the parent. The prescribing health care provider must also complete the form for any prescription medications. All medications must be brought to school by the parent or guardian with the completed and signed medication authorization. Medications must be in the original container and labels must match the health care provider’s order.
Nursing Procedures at School
Please inform the school nurse if your child requires any special nursing procedures such as diabetes care, tube feeding, catheterization, etc. Please have the appropriate form completed by your child’s physician and bring them to school with any supplies that are needed. Click here for Medical Forms.