Ethel Taylor has a school-based Health Center operated by the Cincinnati Health Department. That means students and families can receive medical care right inside the school without having to travel to a doctor. School-based Health Centers provide a comprehensive range of clinical services that specifically meet the serious health needs of young people in the community. In addition to the school nurse, there is an Americorps Office Manager and Nurse Practitioner twice a week. Students and their families may use these services for acute health care visits.
The services provided include:
- Routine physical exams, including sports and work physicals
- Asthma and other chronic diagnoses and management
- Acute illness and injury treatment
- Routine lab tests
- Prescription medications
- Health education, counseling and wellness promotion
- Fitness and nutrition education
- Referrals for healthcare services not provided at the clinic
To make an appointment, please call the office and they will direct your call. The Nurse Practitioner is here on Thursday and Friday.
Contact: Annette Blust, FNP, (513) 363-3649
The school nurse's duties involve:
- Identifying student health problems that may affect school performance
- Working with families to ensure that student health problems get resolved and helping them remove barriers to health care such as lack of insurance, transportation issues and lost work time
- Developing health plans for students with chronic illnesses
Many nursing tasks focus on prevention. Nurses give or arrange vision, dental and hearing screenings as well as immunizations to keep students healthy. Another important component to the school nurse program is health education in the classroom on such topics as "Cover Your Cough" and "Handwashing."
Contact: Lindsey Hartmann, School Nurse, (513) 363-3621