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School Health Services

School Health Services | Joseph Gaw, EdD, MSN, RN –  Director | 102 N Plumer, Tucson, AZ 85719 | (520) 225-3284 | Email School Health Services

Promoting Children's Health

"You cannot educate an unhealthy child, and you cannot keep an uneducated child healthy." Dr. Jocelyn Elder

Because we recognize the role that children's health plays in their ability to learn, each of our schools provides a health office.

The health office is staffed by a full-time health assistant, trained in CPR, first aid, and office management, and a school nurse, who may be responsible for more than one school.

If your child has specific health concerns, you are welcome to make an appointment to discuss them with the school nurse. The school health office will work closely with your child's doctor in providing best practice management of diabetes, asthma, and life-threatening allergies.

The health office provides many services to students, including first aid, administering prescribed medications, and health screenings. Some of the annual health screenings we offer include dental health, yearly height and weight measurements, and hearing and vision assessments. We conduct these annual assessments with one goal in mind: to remove possible barriers to your child's learning.

At Tucson Unified, promoting children's health goes hand-in-hand with providing quality education.

Mission Statement

The purpose of school health services is to reduce or eliminate health related barriers to education for all students and provide evidence based care with an emphasis on safety, wellness and advocacy.


TUSD School Health Services goal is to work with students, families, other school team members and the community to provide health related services that keep children healthy and attending school.

Health Services Staff

Registered Nurses and Health Assistants work as a team to provide quality health care services to Students.

Every health office is staffed by a fullā€time health assistant trained in CPR and first aid.

Every health office has an assigned registered nurse who may be responsible for several schools but is available to all of their assigned schools during the school day.


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