The K-12 School Health Services Department is an integral part of our educational institution, dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of students across all grade levels. Our primary goal is to support and enhance the overall health and wellness of students, ensuring a safe and conducive learning environment. We provide comprehensive healthcare services that encompass preventive care, health promotion, and the management of acute and chronic health conditions.
Preventive Care: Our department emphasizes the importance of preventive care to maintain optimal health among students. We administer routine health screenings, such as vision and hearing tests, to identify any potential issues early on. We also collaborate with parents and teachers to promote healthy lifestyle choices, including proper nutrition, physical activity, and hygiene practices.
Health Promotion: We strive to empower students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about their health. Through educational programs and workshops, we educate students on a wide range of health topics, including personal hygiene, mental health awareness, substance abuse prevention, and healthy relationships. Our goal is to equip students with the tools they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Management of Acute and Chronic Health Conditions: Our healthcare professionals are trained to address a variety of acute and chronic health conditions that students may encounter. We provide immediate care for injuries, illnesses, and emergencies that may occur during school hours. For students with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or allergies, we work closely with parents, physicians, and teachers to develop individualized healthcare plans. These plans outline necessary accommodations, medication administration, and emergency protocols to ensure the student's well-being while at school.
Medication Administration: We strictly adhere to medication administration protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of students requiring medication during the school day. Our trained nursing staff is responsible for administering prescribed medications, such as asthma inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, and other necessary medications, in accordance with the student's individualized healthcare plan. We maintain accurate records and ensure proper storage and handling of medications to meet safety standards.
Collaboration and Referrals: We believe in fostering strong partnerships with parents, teachers, administrators, and community healthcare providers. We actively collaborate with these stakeholders to address the unique health needs of our students. When necessary, we facilitate referrals to external healthcare providers, specialists, or counseling services to ensure students receive comprehensive care beyond the school setting.
The K-12 School Health Services Department is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive healthcare services to support the overall well-being of our students. We prioritize their physical, mental, and emotional health, recognizing that healthy students are better equipped to succeed academically and thrive in all aspects of their lives.
High School Nurse
Mrs. Cathy Pallygus
2351 Route 981
Alverton, PA 15612
Mrs. Stephanie Muir
200 Scottie Way
Scottdale, PA 15683
Primary Center Nurse
Mrs. Sandra Geiger
1431 Water St.
Alverton, PA 15612
Physical Exams for School Age Children
The Pennsylvania Public School Code Section 1402. Health Services (e) requires that students upon original entry, sixth grade and 11th grade be given a "comprehensive appraisal" of their health. In addition, Section 1402(c) requires the completion of medical questionnaires which are to become part of the student's health record.
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