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School Health Program

School Health Services are provided by public health nurses and encompass many areas. The public health school nurses screen vision, hearing and perform other screenings as deemed necessary. The public health school nurse assesses children as referred by the teacher for other health related problems.

Referrals may be made to the appropriate agency depending on the nurse’s assessment findings. Public health school nurses instruct school personnel in the management of children with allergies, asthma, seizures, diabetes and other health problems.

The public health school nurse works closely with the staff of the Health Education Division at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health in planning and presenting special programs to staff and children. Other areas of responsibility for the public health school nurses include auditing immunizations records, auditing medication administration records, providing health counseling and home visiting. All of the public health nurses in the School Health Program are registered nurses.

The services are provided for:

  • 86 public schools (52 elementary, 18 middle, 17 high)
  • Approximately 53,000 students, K - 12
The Cumberland County School System employs and supervises nurses through the Exceptional Children’s Program depending upon the need of student with Individual Education Plans. These nurses perform skilled nursing procedures for special needs students.

Private and parochial schools are served on an on-call basis in relation to communicable disease issues.


Memorandum of Agreement between Cumberland County Department of Public Health of the Cumberland County Schools System. 

Contact Us

1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-433-3600
Fax: 910-433-3659

Interim Director: Duane Holder

School Health

Phone:  910-433-3820
Hours:  Monday - Friday
  8 a.m.-5 p.m.