Mandated Health Services

Pennsylvania School Health provides the following mandated health services available to students during the school year.

Growth Screening including Height , Weight and BMI percentile for K-12, all grades and all other children who are newly enrolled in the district or who have had a history of a growth concern.

Vision Screening for K-12, all grades and all other children who are newly enrolled in the district or who have had a history of a vision concern.

Hearing Screening for grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7,11 and all other children who are newly enrolled in the district or who have had a history of a hearing concern.

Dental examinations are required upon original entry (kindergarten or first grade), 3rd, and 7th grades. Parents are advised to have these examinations done by their family dentist because he/she is familiar with the child's past dental history and is prepared to provide any necessary treatment.

Physical examinations are required upon original entry (kindergarten or first grade), 6th, and 11th grades. Examinations done by a family physician within one year prior to entry into the grade where an examination is required and recorded on a state form are acceptable by state regulations.

Scoliosis Screening for grades 6 (completed during the physical examination) and 7.

Screening results will be posted under the document center in the parent portal.

What does a Referral mean?

If you receive a referral form after any school screening, it means that during the screening a possible concern was detected. Further evaluation by a professional health care provider is recommended. Please have your private physician (or healthcare provider), dentist, or eye doctor evaluate your child and complete the form. Return the completed form to the school nurse and if you have any questions or concerns please contact the school nurse.