Health Services are services provided for students to assess, protect, and promote health. Research shows that children learn better and experience school success more readily if their health needs are addressed. Comprehensive, high quality health services on-site at the school or through an effective referral system to the community leads to student achievement, improved test scores, increased attendance, and engagement in learning.
Health Services Professionals
Qualified professionals such as physicians, nurses, dentists, health educators, and other allied health personnel provide these health services to:.
Health Services Requirements
The health services that are provided in RI schools are guided by the RI Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs. To review some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the rules and regulations, click here. These regulations apply to both public and non-public schools. Required services include screenings, records review, acute care, chronic disease management, and health risk prevention. Student health and dental cards with instructions are available at the following links:
• Student Health & Dental Cards • Fillable form Student Health Card
• RI School Dental Screening Form (English) (Spanish)
For additional information and for RI school nurse teacher access to the online reporting form, see Oral Health Information for Teachers & Schools.
For additional information contact:
RI Department of Education RI Department of Health