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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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School Health

School Health Services

  •  863-462-5800
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    Mailing Address

    1728 NW 9th Avenue 

    Okeechobee, FL 34972-4340 

     

The mission of the Florida Department of Health School Health Services Program is to "Appraise, protect and promote the health of students." The Okeechobee County Health Department School Health Staff promote student health through prevention, early intervention and treatment or referral for acute or chronic health problems.

Our school nurses support the education process by promoting and facilitating the optimal health of students. The following services are provided by our school health staff for Okeechobee County schools:

  • Nursing assessments
  • Referral and follow-up of suspected or confirmed health concerns
  • Health record review
  • Immunization record review
  • Acute care for emergencies if on campus
  • Monitoring of school clinic function and medical and emergency supplies
  • Health screenings for vision, hearing, scoliosis, growth and development and body mass index (BMI)
  • Health counseling
  • Classroom health education
  • Home visits
  • Consultation for parents, teachers, students principals
  • Child specific training of school staff
  • Health resource for school faculty and administration
  • Communicable disease monitoring
  • Tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse prevention education and counseling
  • Risk taking behavior prevention, education and counseling
  • Participation in health fairs and community presentations

Partners of School Health:

  • School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

For more information regarding our School Health Services Program, please call (863) 462-5800.