Bossier Parish Schools Nursing Department
We hope to provide you with useful information, as well as keep you updated on school activities. The Bossier Parish Nursing Department mission statement is to 'Promote the optimal health of our students, thus ensuring their maximum attendance'. We are working to establish good nutritional habits, provide health screenings, and offer use of support services to give students the tools to achieve success.
We strive to make every effort to ensure your child's learning environment is as healthy as possible. Positive, parental communication and involvement are the best ways to reach that goal. Please keep us aware of any/all recent changes in your child's health needs by contacting your School Nurse or the BPS Nursing Department.
2719 Airline Drive ≈ Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
Phone (318)549-7250 ≈ Fax (318)549-7253
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Questions About Immunizations?
All Immunizations & Age-Appropriate Boosters are due upon the start of the school year on a Louisiana Health Card
If your student received updated immunizations over the summer you need to contact your physician about requesting a copy of the new, updated LA Health Card. If your student is in need of an update, please contact your physician, contact the Bossier Health Unit about an appointment on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, one of the 3 weekdays reserved for students of Bossier Parish, or click the link below for the Shots for Tots scheduled locations.
If you are from out-of-state and are enrolling your child into Bossier Parish Schools you can take your child's immunization information to a physician or an area Health Unit to request the info. be transferred onto a Louisiana Health Card. Please keep in mind that even for established patients most clinics require at least 24 hours notice to complete this for you. Since school has begun, it's a good idea to alert your school nurse and office staff that you are in the process of acquiring the necessary
Bossier Parish Schools Health Forms
Parents, Physicians, and Physician Staff:
The Nursing Department now has a separate, confidential, fax line specifically for medical documentation. That includes medication orders, medical release and authorization forms, and all requested student medicals. Please send all medical documentation to (318)549-7253. (Click links below to obtain form.)
WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE FLU
Flu season is sticking around. See your doctor for information on how to best protect your student and yourself from the flu this year. Here are some updated guidelines and helpful tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
HOW WELL ARE YOU WASHING YOUR HANDS?
Check the links below to be sure you and your student are practicing good hand-washing techniques. Enjoy some fun activities, sing some songs, and maybe learn a little more about how to stay well along the way!
Important to Your Student's Overall Health!
Dental problems can be caused by many things other than poor hygiene, so it's safe to say we will all need a dentist at some point in our lives. Though waiting to see a dentist until a problem arises may be more harmful to your child than you think. A dental problem can affect more than just the mouth. Whether a problem already exists, or to prevent them in the future, don't wait to take your child to see a dentist.
Need Assistance Getting Dental Care?
Children's Dental Services may be able to help. 51 dentists in our area are volunteering their services, partnering with Willis Knighton Health Systems to be apart of their Project NeighborHealth. For more information Call (318)212-6363. For more information on WKHS Project NeighborHealth click on the link below.