Click below for the Health Center Consent and Enrollment Form
WIN Beats by Dr. Dre!
Music is a powerful tool in maintaining and improving our overall health. Music can make us happy and stimulate our minds to grow and learn. Your Care Team at the Plaquemine High Health Center wants students to grow up healthy and strong. A special promotion is being held to make music a part of student’s lives.
Turn in your Health Center Consent & Enrollment form for a chance to WIN Beats by Dr. Dre. Two students will win. Two drawings will be held. The first drawing will be on Friday, November 3rd. The second drawing will take place on Friday, December 8th. Any student who already turned in their consent & enrollment form will be automatically entered into the drawing. See Nurse Practitioner Brittney Sanders or Medical Assistant Kirstain Washington for more information.
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. Men can also get breast cancer. Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet can significantly reduce your risk for breast cancer. It’s important to start healthy habits as teenagers.
Time for 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.
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, Medical Assistant Kirstain Washington and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Melissa Laneaux. All have extensive experience working in school based health and with children. 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. Melissa is experienced in helping young people with depression, ADHD, eating disorders, substance abuse, as well as individual and group therapy treatment.
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
For more information about Access Health Louisiana, log onto accesshealthla.org