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Health Services

Health Services in Jeffco

Jeffco Public Schools' Department of Health Services provides health consultation and resources to support students and their families.

Each school has a district Registered Nurse (RN) who consults with students, families, school staff and administration. Ask your student’s school for their district RN contact details and notify the RN if your student has a health need that requires support during the school day.

Each school also has a school health aide who does day-to-day care of students such as medication, Band-Aids, and ice.

Keep your student’s health concerns updated at registration and as conditions change during the school year. It is important for Jeffco to have current contact information of families.

When Students and Staff Should Stay Home

Jeffco follows the recommendations from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on when students and staff should stay home from school, work or childcare. District RNs provide guidance to school administration following the How Sick is Too Sick document.

The best ways to stop the spread of infection is through good hand washing and staying home when sick.


Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed childcare centers to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed.  

For information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s School-Required Vaccines page.

Emergency Preparedness

Jeffco follows health protocols and advice from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety (CDPHE). The state of Colorado is monitoring the Chinese 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Jeffco also reminds families to help protect against Influenza A and B. 

Both the influenza virus and coronavirus spread through coughing and sneezing and have similar symptoms of fever, cough and respiratory illness.

Protect yourself by practicing these everyday actions:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Disinfect surfaces
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms

Handwashing Protocol

Programs and Services

Concussion Awareness

Jeffco Public Schools recognizes the growing concern with injuries resulting in concussion or concussion-like symptoms. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or concussion, in children is a rapidly growing public health concern.

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Hazel Health

Jeffco Public Schools partners with Hazel Health, Inc. to provide free, additional physical and mental health care services for students. This a telehealth extension of support to Jeffco students enrolled at district-managed schools.

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Health Insurance

Jeffco Public Schools' Certified Application Assistance Site (CAAS) operates through the Jeffco Public Schools Community and Family Connections (CFC) program. CFC assists any individuals inquiring about Health First Colorado (Medicaid), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and other health-related resources.

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Hearing & Vision Screenings

Hearing and vision screenings are conducted for students in their schools according to the Colorado Department of Education guidelines.

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Lice Protocol

The Department of Health Services at Jeffco Public Schools recognizes that any student or family can have lice. Jeffco’s district nurses follow several protocols and are an excellent resource for school administration, teachers, parents and families.

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Medical Forms

Families must complete the required forms and have them signed by their healthcare provider if their student has a condition that requires the administration of any medication during the school day.

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Medical Homebound Instruction Program (HIP)

This program serves students who are unable to attend school for an extended time because of a physical or emotional health concern. For more information contact your school.

View District Policy IHBF-Homebound Instruction

Student Accident Insurance

Parents and guardians of Jeffco Public Schools students can purchase student accident, athletic and dental insurance coverage.

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Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Congress’s directive to schools receiving any federal funding to eliminate discrimination based on disability from all aspects of school operation.

Substance Prevention and Support Services

Mission: To support students and their families experiencing substance use challenges. 

Each Jefferson County high school has a nurse trained to discuss and support students with substance use or misuse alternatives and provide appropriate referrals. The nurses and District Substance Prevention Coordinators are also available to families for guidance. 

Find the nurse for your student's high school, or contact or contact Health Services.

Contact Us

Health Services

Phone: 303-982-7251
Fax: 303-982-6676