As a component of Coordinated School Health, Health Services provides a safe and healthy learning and teaching environment.
Professional Registered Nurses use a public health, population-based practice to manage resources appropriately for primary and secondary prevention as well as targeted care for students with critical health care needs.
Nursing practice in school is autonomous and unique, addressing both physical and mental health needs of students and staff.
Services include health promotion, access or referrals to health care providers, prevention and control of communicable diseases, chronic disease management, emergency care, mental health support, and educational opportunities for students, staff, families and the community.
Other allied health staff (physicians, dentists, therapists, and school based health clinics) may also provide or refer to primary health care services.