About Student Health Services
School nurses help students understand normal growth and development, promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health problems, and provide case management services.
We actively work with other members of the medical and educational teams to promote each student’s optimal level of physical, mental and social wellness and encourage success and achievement during and beyond the school setting.
We work with teachers, principals, parents and outside support staff to meet students’ medical and health needs by performing state-mandated screenings and maintaining immunization compliance and safety procedures set forth by the state.
School District Nurses:
- provide medical care for student illnesses, injuries and emergencies
- maintain health and immunization records on all students
- perform state-mandated health screenings
- administer doctor prescribed medications
- perform nursing procedures
- assist physicians and dentists with school examinations
- provide health counseling and referrals
- provide classroom instruction on health related topics
- serve as a parent and classroom consultant in health related matters
The School District of Philadelphia has over 270 Certified School Nurses serving the public and nonpublic schools in the City of Philadelphia. If you wish to speak to a member of the health services department concerning your child, please contact the school nurse in your child’s school building.