HEALTH CENTERS IN SCHOOLS (HCS) provides school based health services and wellness education to students in grades K-12 in East Baton Rouge (EBR) Parish School System and Recovery District Schools. HCS operates 7 full-service school based health centers and 83 sites with school nurses. Health centers are similar to physicians’ offices, where medical doctors and nurse practitioners provide more extensive medical care than school nurses can, and social workers provide behavior counseling and other mental health services. The traditional school nurse program is available in the schools without health centers. Two health centers are now open during summer and school holidays to serve adolescents ages 11-22, even those not attending EBR schools.
Services HCS provides to its young patients with parent/guardian consent are immunization and vaccination record verification, emergency injury and illness care, blood pressure and temperature checks and health education. School-based health centers provide sports/comprehensive physical exams and behavior counseling and can also help parents register children for LaCHIP. Medication administration is available at schools with full-time nurses or health centers, and dental services are available for some elementary students. For questions about HCS, call (225) 343-9505 or fax (225) 343-9141, see www.SchoolHealthatHCS.org, or find us at www.Facebook.com/Health.Centers.in.Schools .
Member Since: 2008