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School Health

Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County

School Health 

The School Health Program provides health services to all students in grades kindergarten through 12 in Santa Rosa County. School Health services are provided through a cooperative arrangement with the School Board and Pediatric Services of America (PSA). A specially trained PSA Health Technician is on duty daily in all public schools in our county. Five Department of Health School Nurses facilitate the School Health Program in the 35 schools in our county, providing services to over 29,000 students.

Services

Services provided include, but may not be limited to:

  • Vision Screening*
  • Hearing Screening*
  • Scoliosis Screening*
  • Height and Weight Assessments/Body Mass Index (BMI)*
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Immunizations and Health Record Review
  • Health Counseling
  • Individual Emergency Health Care Planning for students as needed
  • Assist parents with health referrals and finding community resources

* Mandated screenings are conducted from October to January during the school year.  If you would like more information or wish to volunteer to assist, please contact your school.

Healthy Lifestyles Toolkit 

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County has compiled a variety of research tools, materials, and internet links on our Healthy Lifestyles Toolkit web page to help parents and children find the answers they need to make healthier food choices and be more active. Click on the link to visit the Healthy Lifestyles Toolkit Web page.

Additional Resources 

2018-19 School Health Assignments (58 KB; pdf)

Florida School Health Program - for more information on the Florida School Health program

School Health in Santa Rosa County from the Santa Rosa County School District Student Services Department

Florida Association of School Nurses

National Association of School Nurses

Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.