Public health nurses provide education, health screenings, and technical advice to children and teachers in contracting school districts throughout the eight-county area of southern Idaho. For more information, contact the public health office in your local community.
Communicable Diseases; how they are spread, symptoms, and possible risks. Consultation and health education is provided to parents and school personnel regarding suspected diseases / illnesses. On-site physical assessments also are provided to school children in specific instances.
Head Lice are also called pediculosis, body lice, pubic lice, cooties, or crabs. Public health serves as a consultant to school personnel on the identification and treatment of head lice in the classroom.
Updated immunization information is provided to school personnel regarding state immunization requirements.
New Immunization Requirements
South Central Public Health District investigates reports of indoor air contamination and provides consultation services for determining the source of the poor air quality.
SCPHD provides information about administering prescription and over-the-counter medications in the school setting. Public health is available to school personnel for medication consultation, assuring proper storage of medications, and reviewing medication policies.
Coordination of a school-based fluoride mouth rinse program in fluoride-deficient communities, for children grades 1-6 who are at high risk of developing dental cavities.
South Central Public Health District promotes pregnancy preparedness and healthy behaviors that reduce risks to individual and family health.
Scabies is a fairly common disease of the skin caused by a very small insect-like mite. Scabies mites burrow into the skin and make burrows or pimple-like rashes.
Public health nurses provide education, health screenings, and technical advice to children and teachers in contracting school districts throughout the eight-county area.
SCPHD staff train school personnel or conducts annual back screenings in grades 6 and 8. Public health also provides education to parents and guardians of students who have possible back problems.
Nurses participate on a multidisciplinary team to write care plans for students who have identified special health needs.
On-site vision screening is provided to grades K, 1, 3, 5, and individual students referred by school personnel.