Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is committed to providing professional health services for our students. A Registered Nurse is assigned to each elementary, middle school and high school campus.
School nursing started in 1902 when the first school nurse was hired in New York City as an extension of the NYC Public Health system to assist in controlling communicable disease in schools. In the present day, school nursing is a specialized practice of public health nursing which protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials. (NASN, 2016).
If your child gets sick at school, it’s not easy to leave work.
What can you do?
CFBISD Campuses (listed below) are proud to partner with Children’s HealthSM to provide access to Telehealth for our students. With your permission, a school nurse can use video technology to connect your child with a Children’s Health doctor or nurse practitioner. Your child can be diagnosed and have prescriptions sent to your pharmacy, all without having to leave school or you having to leave work, in most cases.
It’s a convenient option for care.
Telehealth services will be billed to your insurance provider or to Medicaid. No coverage? No problem. After your visit, Children’s Health will bill you directly. Most families qualify for a discount and no student will be turned away for a visit.
Visit childrens.com/schools to enroll or call 844.483.5363
Telehealth services available at the following campuses:
- McLaughlin Strickland Elementary
- Good Elementary
- Thompson Elementary
- McWhorter Elementary
- Long Middle School
- Medication Orders & Parent Authorization (English)
- Medication Orders & Parent Authorization (Spanish)
School districts are required to develop and implement policies to address children with diagnosed food allergies at-risk for anaphylaxis. Please notify the campus nurse regarding food allergies. You may access the complete Texas Department of School Health Services’ (TDSHS)
Sandra Lieck, RN, Director of Health Services
New medication or procedure forms are required each school year
Please notify your campus nurse about your student’s health issues. Please ask the school nurse at your student’s campus for an exemption form to opt out of state-mandated health screenings.
Required Immunizations must be updated before your student can attend classes. Visit Texas Health and Human Services for the required immunizations for school.
Dallas County Health Department
Immunization clinics, advisories, updates, and statistics.