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School Health

School Health

The School Health Program is a component of the public health system that provides basic health services to all public school students. All 67 counties provide basic school health services. The services include: health appraisals; nursing assessments; child-specific training; preventative dental screenings and services; vision, hearing, scoliosis, and growth and development screenings; health counseling; referral and follow-up of suspected or confirmed health problems; first aid and emergency health services; assistance with medication administration; and health care procedures for students with chronic or acute health conditions.

The goal of school health services is to ensure students are healthy, in school, and ready to learn. Additionally, school health registered nurses work closely with school staff and parents to promote healthy behaviors (such as, maintaining a healthy weight and choosing to be physical active) and reduce risk-taking behaviors (such as, eliminating the use of tobacco).

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Please note our clinic only provides school physicals required for school entry. For sports physicals please check with local providers, urgent care facility or federally qualified health center such as True Health. Visit School Entry Health Examination for more information.

Children's Health lnsurance

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program offer free or low-cost health coverage for kids and teens. Enrollment is open year round. To learn more, visit the below resources:

School Health Advisory Committee

The School Health Program works closely with the Seminole County School District and community partners through the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) to support and promote the health of our students. The SHAC committee is based on the CDC'S Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework and its members represent the different areas that impact school health. For more information visit:  

SHAC Meeting Dates *Meetings are held from 2 - 3:30 p.m. virtually and/or at the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. Meeting dates/times may be subject to change.

  • School Year 2024 Meetings & Minutes
  • School Year 2023 Meetings & Minutes
  • School Year 2022 Meetings & Minutes
  • School Year 2021 Meetings & Minutes
  • School Years 2017-2020 Meetings & Minutes

The School Health Program is a NACCHO Model Practice Award Winner 

NACCHO Model Practice Award Winner