Welcome to Health Services
School health services are provided to all students in Collier County Public Schools through collaborations 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 team focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, 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:
- Vision screening for students in grades K-8 in Title 1 schools. Free eye examinations and two (2) pairs of glasses, if needed, are provided for students that are referred based on the screening.
- University of Florida, College of Dentistry- Dental screening of all students in grade 3. Dental sealants for first and second grade students at select schools.
- Health Care Network, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile- Dental sealants for second grade students at select schools.
Medications, including Epi-Pen and Other Emergency Medications
If a student requires routine or emergency medication during the school day, a Medication Authorization Form must be completed. 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 it to school with any supplies that are needed for the procedure. Click here for Medical Forms.