Polk County Public Health contracts with area schools; including Cathedral, Climax-Shelly, Fisher, Our Savior's Lutheran, and Win-E-Mac to provide school nursing services.
Public Health nurses assist in health assessments, counseling, and referral services for school children in all schools, and provide age specific health topic teachings to all grade levels in schools in the county.
Contracted services include:
Early childhood screenings
Rescreen, referral and follow-up components as indicated according to screening program standards
School-based vision and hearing screening programs
Health education and consultation on requested topics such as: