School Health Services
School health services contribute to the goals of the education system and the healthcare system by providing screenings and referrals, administering medications and treatments, providing first aid, providing health counseling and education, and supporting students to acquire self-management skills. The purpose of school health services is to ensure that all students are healthy and ready to learn. The school health team consist of the school physician, school nurse(s), and health assistants working in partnership with the student, his/her parents, the student’s primary healthcare provider(s).
The Asthma Action Plan is an important tool to support students with asthma and to help them manage their symptoms and control an asthma attack. Districts may choose which Asthma Action Plan works best in their schools:
Nonpublic School Health Services