School Based Health Services
The School Health Program at the Florida Department of Health in Putnam County is dedicated to caring for our children by keeping students healthy and ready to learn. The mission of the School Health Program is to appraise, protect and promote the health of students, minimizing health barriers to wellbeing, academic success and life-long achievement.
Basic School Health Services
Provide health assessments, screening services (Hearing, Vision & Scoliosis), height and weight measurements, first aid, referral and follow-up of diagnosed or suspected health problems, medication administration, immunization, health record maintenance and review, emergency health services and health education.
School Based Clinics
Prevention, intervention and emergency school-based health services are provided every day to children attending the Putnam County School District. The School Nurse is an important partner in ensuring that students are healthy and ready to learn. Each school has a health clinic and a full time school health aide available to provide first aid and administration of medication for your child.
We check every student's immunizations to make sure they are compliant with current requirements for school entry. We work closely with students who have special health needs such as asthma, diabetes, allergies, etc. and help develop care plans for use during the school day. We also teach health classes to students in elementary to high school.
Please also review our school health brochure for more information about our School Health services.