The School Health Program at the Florida Department of Health in Bradford County is dedicated to caring for our children by keeping students healthy and ready to learn. School Health Services are provided in Bradford County through a collaborative effort between the Bradford County School District and Florida Department of Health in Bradford County.
Our school health team is made up of 2 Health Support Aides and 3 Registered Nurses. Our Health Support Aides run three of school clinics located at Southside Elementary, Starke Elementary, and Bradford Middle School. They provide daily care for those students requiring medication and for students who become injured or sick during the school day.
Our Registered Nurses conduct annual health screenings for vision, hearing, scoliosis, and body mass index (BMI). We refer students who fail these screenings and follow-up with their referrals throughout the school year. We check every student's immunizations to make sure they are compliant with current requirements for school entry. We work closely with students who have special health needs such as asthma, diabetes, allergies, etc. and help develop care plans for use during the school day. We also teach health classes to students in elementary to high school.