Effective July 1, 2013, the School Health Program was transfered to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Victoria Jackson, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN
School Health Program Administrator
Office of Women's Health
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
School Health Centers
During FY2012, 59 School Health Centers in Illinois serving over 278 schools reported over 100,000 patient visits. In addition, there were over 64,000 health education encounters.
School Health Centers in Illinois are staffed by Medical Professionals who provide the following: routine medical care, physical examinations for school or sports, health risk assessment and related anticipatory guidance, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, immunizations, pregnancy testing, nutrition counseling, health education, and laboratory services. Each local community decides which other services (i.e., drug and substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, dental services, and family planning) will be provided on site or by referral. Students in need of care beyond what is offered at the health center are referred to specialists as needed.
Top 5 Reasons for School Health Center Visits
- Health Maintenance/Preventive Health
- Reproductive Health
- Mental Health
- Oral Health
FY 2013 School Health Centers
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