Programs, primarily within the formal education system, that provide basic health services for school age youth. Services usually include general physical examinations, treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, administration of prescription medication and health screening. Services for students with special health needs may include special feedings, clean intermittent catherization, suctioning, administering medication, and planning for the safety of a student in school. Some programs may provide sexuality education and related services including personal relationship counselling, pregnancy testing, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and birth control counselling. Included are health clinics on college/university campuses, health offices in elementary and secondary level schools as well as student health centres in elementary and secondary schools that are operated as a partnership between the school and a community health organization such as a community health centre, hospital, or local health department.
Programs that maintain lists of nursing personnel including registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses/licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants, and link people who are in need of nursing care or facilities seeking personnel with one or more individuals who have the desired combination of qualifications and experience.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.