School Health

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The Hopkins County Health Department is contracted with the Hopkins County Board of Education and the Dawson Springs Independent school system to provide an RN 6 hours most days during the school year to all public schools in Hopkins County. Services are provided to all students with a signed consent. Services include sick/injured child visits, establishing and training on medical care plans (diabetic, food allergy, seizures, etc.), conducting yearly medication training to the school staff per Department of Education guidelines, school wide vision screening per district policy, immunization and school entrance physical compliance per Department of Education guidelines, offering school entrance physicals to all students, and offering immunization to students that qualify through the state immunization program.