What is the purpose of the School Health Program?
The School Health program coordinates activities that seek to help all Illinois school-aged children reach an optimal level of physical and mental health.
What services are offered?
Information & Resources
The School Health Program helps parents, school nurses, teachers and others who have questions or concerns about their student's health while they are at school. Resource manuals are available on-line for topics such as medication administration in Schools as well as Diabetes and Asthma. School Physical Forms in English and Espanol are also available on-line. If you have questions about a specific topic, check out our School Health Topics A-Z, or call us at the phone number below.
School Health Health Centers
DHS funds and provides oversight to 39 School Health Centers statewide. A School Health Center, located in, or near a school provides the following services:
- routine medical care,
- school/sports physicals,
- nutrition counseling,
- health education,
- sexually transmitted disease testing,
- and pregnancy testing.
Each local community decides what other services will be provided. The health center has a Medical Director and is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who is qualified to provide medical care to children.
To see if there is a School Health Centers in your area or to learn more about School Health Centers, contact the School Health Program at (217) 785-4525.
Coordinated School Health
Schools and their local health departments work together to improve the health of students, staff and faculty using eight components of the Coordinated School Health Model. Learn more about Coordinated School Health.
Links & Resources
For an alternate printed version of publications, contact the DHS School Health Program via email.
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Division of Family & Community Servcies
School Health Program
815/823 East Monroe St.
Springfield, Il 62701
- (217) 785-4525 (Phone)
- (217) 782-4890 (Fax)
- (217) 557-3946 (TTY)
Email: DHS School Health Program
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