School Nursing Health Screenings
Hancock Public Health provides Hancock County schools school nursing services. The program serves all children of school age, with the focus on the state mandated screenings (hearing and vision). Most referrals are generated from the vision screens. Good vision remains vital to a child's success in the classroom; making it essential to find and correct eye problems before they interfere with school. The state currently recommends scoliosis screenings as well. The nurses also work very closely with the school to ensure immunization compliance.
By The Numbers:
- 2,159 Vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings in 2017
- 230 student referrals for healthcare provider follow up