School health clinic personnel provide a variety of services based on the needs of the students in the individual schools. Services include, but are not limited to: administration of medication, case management, first aid, meeting emergency needs, identification and follow-up of chronic health conditions, assistance with complex or chronic conditions, health screenings, referrals to appropriate local resources, health counseling and consultation with a parent or guardian.
Emergency health needs arise from injury, sudden illness or the progression of a new discomfort or symptom. The main role of the clinic staff is the management of the clinic. It is important for school personnel to respond quickly, to provide first aid when necessary and minimize further injury or insult to the student while he/she is at school.
Parents have the primary responsibility to assure the health and well being of their children. Private health care providers and government services are resources to help parents deal with the health needs of their children. Children spend many of their daytime hours in school and since healthy kids make better students, schools can play an important role in helping parents successfully assure the health and well being of their children.
The Walton County School Health Services Program seeks to support parents in their efforts to raise educated and healthy children.
For information or questions contact:
Chief Nursing Officer