Mesa Public Schools' health services department has been caring for children since 1928.
Our talented network of health professionals keeps our students healthy and ready to learn. From taking care of students' basic health needs to recommending clinics and resources to benefit the entire families, our nurses, health assistants, audiologists and more make a difference every day.
Health Services Mission Statement
The primary mission of the Mesa Public Schools Department of Health Services is to assist students to achieve optimal wellness in order to enhance their readiness to learn and achieve individual success.
All individuals involved in processing information regarding student records or related data, have a clear and positive responsibility to protect the privacy of the individuals involved. Violation of a student’s privacy could have serious repercussions.
I understand the need to protect the privacy of the individual when processing confidential information. I will treat as confidential all data which I have access to during my employment with Mesa Public Schools. I understand that all data must be handled in a manner that will protect individual rights or privacy and that no data is to be discussed or released to anyone.
Nurses’ Role The primary purpose of the professional school nurse is to intensify the educational process through enhancement of the health status of children and youth. The school nurse carries out functions requiring nursing judgment, uses initiative based on nursing experience and has the education and the ability to maintain interdependent relationships with colleagues in health, education, and related professional fields to support our students, staff, families and community.
Health Assistant Role The Health Assistant is under the supervision of the school nurse when on site and, in the absence of the nurse, under the direction of the school principal and will support the school staff, students and families with confidentiality and professionalism. With a background as an EMT or Medical Assistant, the school Health Assistant will perform and assist the nurse with the day-to-day care of the office and students’ needs, state mandated screenings, and special medical procedures per district guidelines on the students with chronic health conditions.