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Health Services

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and health of all students. School nurses are the primary health professional within the educational community. The vision of Benicia Unified School District dept. of health services is to have all children in school healthy, ready and able to learn.

Health Insurance Resources

California State Health Requirements for School Entry

If you or your family need to sign up for health insurance, Solano Coalition for Better Health will provide direct assistance to determine program eligibility.  Call them at 1-800-978-7547 for information or to set up an appointment.  Other resources are listed below.
Enrolling for Coverage in California:
Health Insurance:                            Phone Number:
Covered California                         1-800-300-1506
Medi-Cal                                            1-800-400-6001
Healthy Kids                                     1-800-978-7547
Kaiser Child Health Program      1-800-255-5053

Concussion Testing Information - ImPACT

(Immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing)
ImPACT testing is a neurocognitive assessment currently used as a tool in evaluation and assessment of concussion in student athletes.
ImPACT pre and post tests are used as tools to assist health care providers track recovery following concussion as part of an overall concussion management protocol.
Baseline ImPACT testing is a computerized program taking about 25 minutes.  Testing is available at reasonable costs throughout the Bay Area. For locations and further information to to www.impacttest.com

Tuberculosis Skin Testing for Volunteers

Volunteers for BUSD are required to present a Verification of Clear Tuberculosis result done within the last 4 years or a TB risk assessment. You may find TB risk assessment information on the Human resources page under employee forms.
Please submit a copy of your recent TB (PPD) test results or TB risk assessment with your completed Volunteer Registration Form, to the site where you will volunteer.

About CareDox

CareDox is a tool for parents to provide the school nurse and office staff with accurate student health information.

The benefits of CareDox include:
Streamlined medical information sharing, less paper mail, faxing, or phone calls.
Ability to upload medication at school forms, immunization records, dental exams and CHDP (physical) forms.
Fill out your child’s health profile ONCE, and update any changes each year, ensuring it is always up-to-date.
Peace of mind that the school is fully aware of all medical conditions your child has.
BUSD’s top priority is student safety & CareDox helps us ensure an efficient, streamlined means for coordinating the care of your child. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Services Office 707-748-2625
What is CareDox?

CareDox is a comprehensive digital health platform for K-12 schools. We help school nurses deliver care, keep students safe and connect with parents. By increasing efficiency in school health offices, students can return to the classroom as quickly as possible and maximize their learning time.

How do I get started?

After the online registration process through Powerschool you will be able to access Caredox using the same login information.

Is CareDox HIPAA-compliant?

Yes. It adheres rigorously to both FERPA and HIPAA regulations to ensure the confidentiality and security of your child’s health information. You can read the full details of CareDox privacy policies online.

Contacts & Forms

Teri Deane

School Nurse

Contact
Email: tdeane@beniciaunified.org
Phone: x1224

Laura Corcoran

Health Services Specialist

Contact
Email: lcorcoran@beniciaunified.org
Phone: x1225

Online registration for all continuing BUSD students is now open.Click here to begin.
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