The School District of Indian River County employs Health Assistants who provide health services at the schools. They work under the direction of a Registered Nurse (Health Services Coordinator) to serve the students’ health needs during school hours.
Services available to your child include: • First aid for injuries/Health Room access for student needs during school hours
• Assistance with medications during school
• Department of Health/nursing referrals
• Individualized School Health Plans
• *State mandated health screenings: Vision/Hearing** (grades K*, 1*, 3**, 6*), BMI (Height‐
Weight) and Scoliosis (grades 6*)
**Optional grades screened
A student shall be able to carry a metered dose inhaler and/or EpiPen on their person while in school when they have approval from their parents, physician and proper paperwork on file in the health room. In addition, an Individualized Health Care Plan must be on file and updated yearly.
For the most up to date requirements and recommendations please consult with your local public health department and/or physician.
For more information, call (850) 245-4342 or visit www.ImmunizeFlorida.org .