School Health

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School Health Services

School health programs in Virginia public schools support the physical and emotional well-being of students through school nursing services, health education covering a range of developmentally appropriate topics and other services that promote a healthy learning environment. 

Medicaid & Schools

Virginia's public schools provide health related services to students. Through the Medicaid school-based services program, the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) can reimburse school divisions for some costs associated with providing these services to children enrolled in Medicaid or FAMIS.

Preventing & Reducing Youth Substance Misuse

Opioid and drug use abatement, emphasizing the dangers of fentanyl and its spreading use amongst children and teens, and overdose prevention is a growing priority across the Commonwealth. Preventing and reducing substance use among students will allow them to thrive and reach their full potential. Research tells us there is a connection between drug use and poor academic performance. Unfortunately, substance misuse can start at an early age and negatively impact academic achievement and student success.  Evidence-based prevention programs, delivered in school settings, can be a valuable way to reduce drug use among youth and help them succeed academically.

Homebound Services

Homebound instruction shall be made available to students who are confined at home or in a health care facility for periods that would prevent normal school attendance based upon a medical certification of need by a licensed physician or licensed clinical psychologist.