A Public Health Nurse from your community health unit is assigned to each school. The amount of time the nurse spends at your school depends on your school's needs and his or her availability. To contact the nurse for your school, please call 604.983.6700.
Public Health Nurses work in partnership with schools, using a Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach, to promote physical, emotional, and social well-being of children, youth, and their families. For more information, visit Healthy Schools BC (website also available in French).
Immunize children against vaccine-preventable diseases at the appropriate age and provide booster doses as needed in the school and the community setting
Respond to outbreaks of illness or disease in schools and community
Provide consultation and referral service for individual students and their families with an identified health issue
Act as a support and resource to help students, families, and school staff access appropriate health services
A team of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians deliver free and confidential health services for youth on a drop-in basis in community youth clinics.