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School Health

Contact Us

  •  850-484-5100
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    Mailing Address

    Northside Service Center, 8390 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32534 

     

     

The School Health Program at the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County consists of Registered Nurses who are committed to providing comprehensive health education to students attending public school in Escambia County, Florida.  Our program staff uses evidence-based, interactive curricula to encourage students to adopt a healthier lifestyle by practicing behaviors and making choices that will positively impact them throughout their lives.  The School Health Program also provides written educational materials for the students’ families and for school faculty and staff members, to promote healthy lifestyles within the entire school community.     

The 5210 Healthy Escambia Program, focusing on eating 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, watching 2 hours or less of screen time each day, being physically active for 1 hour or more each day, and drinking zero sugary drinks each day KG through 5th (other grades as requested) Handwashing education Any grade Dental health education KG and 1st Tobacco prevention/education 4th through 8th (other grades as requested) Hygiene education 4th through 8th (other grades as requested)Puberty education 5th Driving-under-the-influence prevention/education 9th-12th Teen pregnancy prevention/abstinence education 9th-12th

In addition, the School Health Program oversees a Registered Nurse and a Health Technician who provide vision, hearing, and BMI screenings, as well as health education classes, for preschool children who attend Early Learning Coalition VPK and school-readiness child care programs in Escambia County.  After screenings are conducted, the RN makes appropriate referrals for children who do not pass screenings, and follows up with parents to obtain outcomes after the children have been evaluated.  Educational offerings include handwashing education, dental health education, and nutrition/physical activity education.  First Aid and CPR are also offered to staff in the childcare centers.  

Additional Resources 

Health Ready for Child Care and Pre School (79.3kb; pdf)

Health Ready for Elementary School (79.3kb; pdf)

Health Ready for Middle School (49.3kb; pdf)

Health Ready for High School (161.2kb; pdf)

Location & Contact Information 

Northside Service Center, 8390 North Palafox Street

The School Health office is open Monday-Friday from 7 AM to 4 PM. Call 850-484-5100 for more information.