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4 Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot at School 

#1 – Flu shots help you from getting the flu

#2 – Flu shots can decrease the severity of the flu if you get it

       #3 – Flu shots protect teens with asthma and diabetes from flu complications

        #4 – It’s convenient.  Get your flu shot while you’re at school!

Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses.  Symptoms of the flu include:  fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and/or diarrhea.  The flu virus is spread through coughing, sneezing or being around others who are sick.  Most people who test positive for flu are sick between 5 to 7 days.  Protect yourself from the flu virus this year.  Get a flu shot from the Plaquemine High Health Center.  

Turn in your consent & enrollment form to the health center & get your flu shot today.  For more information or questions about this year’s vaccine, call the Health Center directly at (225) 369-6510.  

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World Heart Day is September 29th

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability in the world.  Your heart powers your entire body.  To keep your heart healthy, always remember four things:  Know your heart, Fuel your heart, Move your heart and Love your heart.  Visit your school health center and talk to the Nurse Practitioner about your blood glucose levels, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and body mass index (BMI).  Maintain a diet that is low in processed foods which are often high in sugar and fat, cut down on sugary beverages and try to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.  Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day at least five times a week.  Make a commitment to love your heart.

 

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                            Welcome to the Health Center on Campus

 

     Access Health Louisiana is proud to be a part of Plaquemine High School this year.  Your Health Center Care Team will offer you the convenience of high quality healthcare right on campus.  Primary Care and Behavioral Health services are offered during regular school hours.  The health center is located inside the school across from the main office.  It serves the student population and is run in partnership with the Iberville Parish School System.  

Your Plaquemine High Care Team consists of Family Nurse Practitioner Brittney Sanders and Medical Assistant Kirstain Washington.  Both have extensive experience working in school based health.  Brittney has ten years experience working in the Baton Rouge area with five years spent at the Cecilia School Based Health Center.  Kirstain is a Plaquemine High graduate.  She has ten years of experience working as a Certified Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist in the Baton Rouge area.

 

What services will be offered?

Services offered at the Health Center include:

     *  Primary & Preventive Care:  treatment of minor illnesses or injuries, chronic disease management, complete physical exams, referrals & follow-ups, laboratory testing, immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, health & nutrition education

     *  Behavioral Health:  counseling services, assessments & screenings, therapy, assistance with school 504/IEP, case management and crisis intervention

Benefits of Having a Health Center?

Schools with health centers on campus typically have healthier student populations, students with fewer missed days of school and more time in the classroom.  Your health center at Plaquemine High will offer the convenience of high quality care throughout the school year right outside the classroom.  

How do I access these services?

At the beginning of each school year, parents are given the opportunity to sign consent forms which allow students to receive healthcare at school.  While commercial insurances and Medicaid are accepted, students are never turned away for case due to a family’s inability to pay.  No co-pays are collected.  Students who are patients of the Health Center can also get their medications filled at reduced rates at local pharmacies through our discount pharmacy program.

 

 

Appointments Available during Regular School Hours

(225) 369-6510 Office

(225) 238-2456 Fax

E-Mail: plaqueminehigh@accesshealthla.org

 

For more information about Access Health Louisiana, log onto accesshealthla.org