The Mision of Northwest Health Services is to minimize barriers to education and to educate the school community to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our priority is to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment.
Medication adminstration and assistance
Hearing, Vision, & Dental screenings and referrals
Assistance with accomodations for health-related educational issues
First Aid & Illness Management
Immunization compliance and referral
Answers/referrals to health-related questions
Health, safety, and wellness activities for students and staff
Health Room StaffPeggy Karleskint, R.N. has been a school nurse for 20 years. She has been active in maternal/child nursing for over 25 years.
Candace Simpkins, HRA has been a health room assistant in the district for 6 years and is certified in CPR and First Aid.
Health Room HoursThe health room is open 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. daily when school is in session. The nurse is present alternate Mondays, and Thursdays and Fridays. The nurse can be reached anytime through the health room assistant. Just ask! Smiles Change Lives
Does Your Child Need Braces?
Smiles Change Lives (SCL) is a national nonprofit organization that provides affordable orthodontic care for children who need, but whose families cannot afford, braces. SCL serves children ages 11-18 with moderate to severe orthodontic problems who have good oral hygiene, have family income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, and complete an application, pay a $25 application fee and agree to comply with program guidelines.
For more information, contact the nurse's office or download an application atwww.smileschangelives.org/apply or call (888) 900 3554.
Every Kid Needs a Helmet, Every Time!
You can get a helmet and fitting at both Big River and North Jefferson County Ambulance District Offices for $5.
Parent and child must be present.
St. Louis Children's Hospital Safety Stop also offers bike helmets and fittings at the Hospital Safety Stop, Progress West Hospital or the Magic House. You can also get car seats and car seat installation and home safety evaluations. Call 314.454.KIDS (5437) or 800.678.KIDS (5437), then press 3.*
NEW DENTAL PROGRAM
We are happy to announce that Northwest School District is partnering with a dentist at COMTREA to provide dental service to our students. As a result, we will not be using Big Smiles Dental Program. The dentist will be located at the Valley Middle School and provide service two days a week. The team will also be visiting schools through out the school year. If additional work is needed, the work can be completed at the Valley and not have to wait until the next visit. We feel this will provide greater service ans consistency to our students. If you need urgent or emergent dental care, please call the health office at school or call COMTREA at 636-296-6206, ext. 4420.