Student Health Services
The mission of the Department of Student Health Services is to advocate, educate, and provide resources to deliver general health services to students and to provide appropriate health care in emergency situations. The vision is to identify and remove health barriers to insure every child enrolled in the DeKalb County School District will have the opportunity to experience an optimal learning experience. The services include administering medication, conducting screenings, administering first aid, reviewing immunization records, and providing a multitude of other health related services, including, but not limited to, vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings.
The Student Health Services programs has four consulting/coordinating registered nurses (RNs) who provide supervision of healthcare services to all students; consultations with school staff members, administrators, students and parents; training and staff development; and collaborative student health screenings with the state or county agencies. Each consulting nurse serves an assigned cluster of elementary, middle and high schools.
- to provide appropriate care in emergency situations
- to provide health education
- to provide mandated vision, hearing, and scoliosis screening
- to monitor immunizations
- to provide training
- to serve as a resource
- create an environment conducive to healthy school living
- provide first aid, appropriate medication intervention, and related health services for all students
- comply with health regulations