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The Lincoln County Health Department provides school nursing services for students in many public and private schools in Lincoln County. The health, well being and safety of children in the school district are a top priority for the Health Department. Lincoln County School Nurses play a crucial role in serving children's health care needs at school, home and in the community.

Services provided:
- Onsite School Visits and Offsite Availability
- Spring Preschool Health Assessments
for children entering kindergarten.
- Immunization assistance provided to school personnel to be compliant with the state statute requiring all children to be current with mandated immunizations by the 100th day of school.
- Communicable Disease Prevention and Follow up of illnesses that can be transmitted from one person to another, such as chicken pox, strep throat, impetigo, pink eye, flu, etc.
- Health Education resources and assistance provided in planning and executing school health education curriculum, including human growth and development.
- Teacher Inservices on pupils with special needs, such as diabetes, asthma or allergies.
- Formulate Individual Health Plans for students with chronic diseases, special needs, and communicate health needs to school personnel.
- Policy Development to assist the schools in developing required state policies ("Emergency Nursing" rule) for dealing with injury, illness, and medications.

Useful Links:

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/index.htm

Centers for Health and Health Care in Schools
http://www.healthinschools.org

Kids Health
http://kidshealth.org

Shelley Hersil, Director
Lincoln County Health Department
607 North Sales St. Suite 101
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-539-1360
Fax: 715-536-2011
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