School Health services are available during normal business hours to ALL students who attend Talbot County Public Schools.
The School Health program's goal is to provide physical, psychological, social and emotional support and guidance to the students and families of children who attend Talbot County Public Schools.
School Health Services are instrumental in bridging the gap between health, wellness, and optimal learning .The health room staff serve as advocates for families and students interacting with Talbot County Public School staff, Choptank Community Health, Talbot County Health Department, physicians, and other agencies. School nurses have an integral part in emergency/disaster preparedness and crisis response for students and staff. School nurses are instrumental in referring students to the appropriate agencies for services related to such issues as addictions, mental health, communicable disease, health insurance, and pregnancy. The program is funded by the Talbot County Council and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Services provided include acute and chronic care of illness and injuries, case management for children with special needs and development of nursing and emergency care plans. Also provided are referrals for mental health and addictions, emergency care as needed, medication administration and coordination(including delegation to CNAs/CMTs), guidance to parents about health issues involving their student. The school nurses participate on committees (SST, 504, IEP, Crisis, monthly school nurse meetings), and audit school records for compliance. School nurses participate in Maryland State Department of Education audits, triage and referral to the School Based Health Center, and communicate and train school staff about student health conditions. They train staff on anaphylaxis and the use of Epi-pens.
School Based Health Centers:
Services are provided by Choptank Community Health Services (CCHS) for students who enroll in the program. A Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant are available for extended care such as treatment of minor illness and injuries, sports physicals, health risk assessment, prescriptions, follow up of acute and chronic health care, referrals, and health education.
CCHS does not serve as a primary provider and refers patients to their physician. CCHS and school health staff serves as a resource helping families and students access insurance.
School Based Health Center services are available at Easton Elementary School, Easton Middle School, Easton High School, and the St. Michaels campus as scheduled.
Talbot County Public Schools