School Health Suites

The Bureau of School Health (BSH) is the provider of records for school health services in Baltimore City public schools. The BSH delivers and coordinates health services in health suites. Services are provided to more than 84,000 students in more than 200 schools. Priorities include early nursing intervention in elementary schools; skilled nursing management for children with special health needs; mandated screening for hearing and vision impairments; mandated immunizations; health case management; and coordination with other services including primary care, mental health, and substance abuse services.


  • Care of Acute Illnesses and Injuries
  • Emergency Response
  • Medication Administration
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Hearing, and Vision Screening
  • Assistance with accessing healthcare
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance
  • Assistance with Immunization Compliance
  • Health Education and Skills Training
  • Reproductive Health Education
  • Health Appraisals and Referrals for Medical Follow Up
  • Crisis Intervention and Counseling
  • Nursing Care Plans for Special Needs Students
  • Provision/Coordination of Advanced Nursing Skills for Technology Dependent  Children
  • Participation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 Process for Special Needs Students
  • Participation in Student Support Teams
  • Student and Parent Advocacy

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