Welcome to the Philadelphia School District Office of Student Health Services.
The goal of the Health Service Department is to prevent disease and maintain health of our students, which enables our student to focus on their education and be able to achieve their full potential. School District nurses provide medical care for student illnesses, injuries and emergencies. Additionally school nurses 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, and serve as a parent and classroom consultant in health related matters.
School nurses help students understand normal growth and development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and 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.
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.