School Nursing Services

Public Health Nurses provide health screenings, educational programs, and case management for children with special health care needs covered by the CMH program in most Huron County schools throughout the school year. Nurses review students' immunization records to ensure that those vaccines required for school have been received. The Public Health Nurse meets with parents of incoming preschool and kindergarten students to review the child's health record.

Vision Screenings

Children are screened for vision troubles in:

  • Kindergarten

  • Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11

  • May also be screened if they are on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or at any time at the request of the parent or teacher.


Parents or guardians of children who do not pass a vision screening receive a written referral and request to have the child's vision evaluated by a vision specialist.

Children are screened for hearing troubles in:

  • Kindergarten

  • Grades 1, 3, 5, 9, and 11.

  • May also be screened if they are on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or at any time at the request of the parent or teacher.

 

Parents or guardians of children who do not pass a hearing screening receive a written referral and request to have the child's hearing evaluated by a physician or other hearing specialist.

Children are screened for scoliosis (a curvature of the spine) in:

  • Grades 6 and 7 for girls

  • Grades 8 and 9 for boys.

  • Children may also be screened at any time at the request of the parent.

 

The school may notify the parents or guardians prior to the scoliosis screening and children may wear a tank top under their usual shirt. In order to properly conduct the screening, the nurses must be able to see the child's spine and shoulder blades. Students are screened with same-sex classmates. Parents or guardians of children who do not pass a scoliosis screening receive a written referral and request to have the child's posture evaluated by a physician or other orthopedic specialist.

Hear Screenings
Scoliosis Screenings

Huron County Public Health

28 Executive Drive

Norwalk, OH 44857

Tel: 419-668-1652

Fax: 419-668-0452

information@huroncohealth.com