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Student Health Programs

Code: HL-8120.8030

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 counseling, pregnancy testing, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and birth control counseling. Included are health clinics on college/university campuses, health offices in elementary and secondary level schools as well as student health centers in elementary and secondary schools that are operated as a partnership between the school and a community health organization such as a community health center, hospital, or local health department.

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