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Celebrate Your Winter Park Consortium School Nurses

Yesterday, on National School Nurse Day, we celebrated the Winter Park Consortium school nurses and nurse practitioners.  It is an incredible honor to recognize the contributions to student health and learning that school nurses make every day! Students are able to fully access their education because of the interventions and actions performed by school nurses every day.

You still have time to thank your school nurse — National Nurses Week continues through the end of this week.

Celebrate Your School Nurse

We’d like to celebrate one of the unsung heroes of school health: nurses! It’s #NationalNursesWeek,  so we would like to extend a special thank you to school the Winter Park Consortium school nurses and school nurse practitioners, and school nurses everywhere for being champions of nutrition and physical health for kids across the country.

School nurses optimize student health and learning every day of the year. But, during National Nurses Week and on National School Nurse Day, we take special time to celebrate and recognize the contributions that school nurses are making to the health and learning of our nation’s 50 million children. On May 9th, we wish you a happy National School Nurse Day and, for all you do every day, thank you!

Learn more about the Winter Park Health Foundation’s School Nursing Initiative and School-Based Health Centers.

 

February is School Based Health Care Awareness Month

February is School Based Health Care Awareness Month!

All children and adolescents deserve to thrive. But too many struggle because they lack access to health care services. School-based health care is part of the solution, bringing health care to where students already spend the majority of their time: in school. When health and education come together, great things happen. Attendance improves. Conditions like asthma or diabetes are better managed. Behavioral health issues get quick, expert attention.

Recognizing unmet health care needs often get in the way of learning, leaders from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), Glenridge Middle School, Winter Park High School and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) have established the School-Based Health Centers at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.   (Click here for information on the Cheney Wellness Cottage, developed in cooperation with WPHF and OCPS)

The School-Based Health Centers offer a variety of services to take care of students’ physical health needs.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner services are available through the financial support of WPHF and in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida. The locations for the School-Based Health Centers are provided by Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.

Services are available to those students within the Winter Park Consortium of schools whose families don’t have adequate health care coverage or access to a health care provider for their children.  The Consortium includes Winter Park High School and its elementary and middle feeder schools.

The many medical services provided FREE of charge by the Nurse Practitioners at the two centers include sports and school physicals, as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.

Visits are by appointment only.

For more information, visit the School Based Health Center section of our website.

Free Back to School Physicals

In need of a school physical for your child?  The following resources are available in our community:

Shepherd’s Hope’s Free Back to School Physicals for the Uninsured

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

  • Children up to 18 years of age welcome
  • Must be uninsured and have no other options
  • Appointments necessary

LONGWOOD SHEPHERD’S HOPE HEALTH CENTER
Wednesday, August 3, 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, August 4, 9 a.m. to noon
Monday, August 8, 9 a.m. to noon

Location:
The Sharing Center Plaza
600 N. US 17-92, #124, Longwood, FL 32750
How: Call (407) 876-6699 x 243 Appointments Required

DR. DIEBEL, JR. MEMORIAL SHEPHERD’S HOPE HEALTH CENTER
Thursday, August 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location:
Samaritan Resource Center
9833 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32817
How:  Call (407) 876-6699 x 247 Appointments Required

View the 2016 Shepherd’s Hope Back to School Physicals Flyer

 

SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS

Free healthcare is available for Orange County Public Schools students this summer at the school based health centers listed below. Services include school entry, sports physical and Special Olympics physicals, as well as sick visits for diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, including prescriptions.  All healthcare services are provided by nurse practitioners.

  • Services are by appointment only
  • Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Please bring most recent immunization records to your appointment

Walker Middle School
150 Amadon Lane
Orlando, FL 32809
407-850-5101
Dates of Service: August 1, 4, 8, 11

Services at Walker Middle School are provided through a cooperative effort of Healthcare Providers of Florida, Orange County Public Schools, and the Orange County Citizen’s Commission for Children

Glenridge Middle School
2900 Upper Park Rd.
Orlando, FL 32814
407-623-1415 ext. 5072245
Services available beginning Aug. 8

Winter Park High School
2100 Summerfield Rd
Winter Park, FL 32792
call 407-622-3200 ext. 6182437
Services available beginning Aug. 8

Services at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School School Based Health Centers are available to any student and/or siblings from these schools:

Elementary

  • Aloma
  • Audubon Park
  • Brookshire
  • Cheney
  • Dommerich
  • Hungerford
  • Lakemont
  • Lake Sybelia

Middle

  • Glenridge
  • Maitland

High

  • Winter Park 9th Grade Center
  • Winter Park

Services at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School School Based Health Centers are provided through the financial support of The Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida.

Free Health Services Available at School-Based Health Centers

nurse clinicHealthy Kids Today would like to remind you of a wonderful service provided by the Winter Park Health Foundation to the students attending any of the schools listed below.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner services are available through the financial support of The Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida. The Nurse Practitioners provide care at School-Based Health Centers that are located at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.

The many medical services provided FREE of charge by the Nurse Practitioners at the two centers include sports and school physicals, as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.  The Nurse Practitioners at the Student Health Centers can also write prescriptions if indicated.

Visits are by appointment only.

For the Student Health Center at Glenridge Middle School, call 407-623-1415 ext. 5072245

For the Student Health Center at the main campus of Winter Park High School, call 407-622-3200 ext. 6182437

Services are available to any student and/or siblings from these schools:

Elementary

  • Aloma
  • Audubon Park
  • Brookshire
  • Cheney
  • Dommerich
  • Hungerford
  • Lakemont
  • Lake Sybelia

Middle

  • Glenridge
  • Maitland

High

  • Winter Park 9th Grade Center
  • Winter Park