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School health


Our school health program provides immunizations as well as health and referral information to school-aged children, staff and parents. Nurses also provide referrals for a variety of assessments such as dental, auditory, speech, nutrition and mental health. Individual health consultations are provided by a nurse.

Each year we publish school health manuals to help school staff access health-care services for school-aged children and youth. View the online manual for your region below:

Vancouver School health manual

North Shore School health manual

Section 1: Public health nurse
Section 2: Immunizations
Section 3: Communicable disease control
Section 4: Nutrition
Section 5: Hearing
Section 6: Vision
Section 7: Dental
Section 8: Mental health and substance use
Section 9: Body image & eating disorders
Section 10: Alcohol & drug services
Section 11: Tobacco reduction
Section 12: Students with special needs
Section 13: Youth clinics & sexual health
Section 14: Students with medical conditions
Section 15: Allergies & anaphylaxis
Section 16: Head lice & bed bugs
Section 17: Multicultural health services
Section 18: Health protection
Section 1: Public health nurse
Section 2: Immunizations
Section 3: Communicable disease control
Section 4: Nutrition
Section 5: Hearing
Section 6: Vision
Section 7: Dental
Section 8: Mental health and substance use
Section 9: Body image & eating disorders
Section 10: Children with special needs & illnesses
Section 11: Youth clinics & sexual health
Section 12: Medical alerts, allergies & anaphylaxis
Section 13: Head lice
Section 14: Health protection
Section 15: School transitions

School health promotion action guides

VCH public health staff can support planning and action with schools on a variety of health promotion topics. Refer to the action guides below for more information about these topic areas in a school setting:

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