School Health Services

SHS

Health Services are services provided for students to appraise, protect, and promote health. These services are designed to ensure access or referral to primary health care services or both, foster appropriate use of primary health care services, prevent and control communicable disease and other health problems, provide emergency care for illness or injury, promote and provide optimum sanitary conditions for a safe school facility and school environment, and provide educational and counseling opportunities for promoting and maintaining individual, family, and community health. Qualified professionals such as physicians, nurses, dentists, health educators, and other allied health personnel provide these services.

 

Guidelines and Screenings to Support School Health ServicesHealth problems and physical defects, if not detected and treated, may prevent a child from learning and taking full advantage of the educational opportunities provided in school.

Resources Supporting School Health ServicesThere are many organizations that provide comprehensive health services and resources for school aged children in Arizona.