School Health Services are established at the school site, to promote the health of student - through disease prevention, early case finding, referral for intervention, and remediation of specific health problems. The school health services are vitally necessary, in order to provide first aid and triage for illness and injuries, to provide direct services for students with special needs, and to provide health counseling and education for students, staff, and parents. School nurses are available to enable the achievement of this goal.
These health services are not intended to supersede the parents' health care responsibilities, or to supplant the role of the physician. Optimally, the services are a continuum of care, from the family to the community health care system.