Health Services

Nurse checking student's blood pressure

In keeping with the division goal of optimal physical and mental health for all students, the primary purpose of school health services is to facilitate and promote optimal learning for students.

For answers to our most common questions, please visit our Health Services FAQ page. 

Health Services Goals for Promoting Student Success

  • To promote early identification and remediation of health problems and needs of students
  • To assist students in assuming responsibility for their own health and to develop healthful attitudes and practices
  • To provide health education and counseling for students, school personnel, and parents
  • To provide health services and first aid for students and staff
  • To promote environmental safety and awareness of hazards
  • To maintain a liaison with healthcare providers and community health programs/agencies
  • To protect the health of students and staff by preventing the outbreak and spread of communicable diseases through enforcement of health laws and school policies
  • To promote school health services as part of the educational process

Nutrition Requirements

You will find the nutritional, carbohydrate counts, and allergen information of foods served at breakfast and lunch on our Menus website.

Please visit the Virginia Department of Education School Health Office website for parent information on eating disorders within the school setting.

Immunization Requirements

We require students to adhere to the Code of Virginia immunization requirements.

School Health Advisory Board

What is the School Health Advisory Board?

The School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) assists Hanover County Public Schools with the development of health policy and the evaluation of school health status. It advises the school board on issues that involve health and physical education, school environment, health services, and food services.

Who is on SHAB?

SHAB members represent teachers, students, school administrators, and the Hanover community, including health professionals and parents.


Nurse Mary Helen taking a student's temperature

HCPS has a licensed professional nurse in all our elementary and secondary schools to coordinate the health needs of our students.

nurse with studentForms 

The following forms may be picked up from the school clinic or requested from the school nurse.

  • Diabetes Medical Management Plan 
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Private Duty Nurse
  • Release of Medical Information
  • Medically Fragile Health Services Plan
  • Medical Procedure Order Form
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