Three Rivers Community Schools Student Access Guidelines to Prevention And Wellness Service (PAWS)
A student identified, either by the Parent/Guardian, School Nurse, or staff as needing access to services at the Prevention And Wellness Services (PAWS) needs a consistent, safe and timely process for access to quality health promotion and wellness services.
ThreeRiversCommunitySchool in collaboration with Three Rivers Health and its employees will process students needing services in a consistent, safe, and timely manner.
Accessing Services Guidelines:
1. Access to PAWS
Students, identified, or referred for services will be directed to the School Nurse for assessment. Unless the parent/guardian refers a student (with aParent/Guardian Consent Formon file) directly to the school nurse, or designated school staff, in which case, an appointment will be scheduled.
2. Consent Status:
Designated school personnel will assess consent status.
- Allminor students, with a signedParent/Guardian Consent Formwill have access to services at the PAWS.
- If there is not aParent/Guardian Consent Formon file the school nurse or designated school personnel will make parent/guardian contact to request/obtain consent, and/or will provide the student with aParent/Guardian Consent Formfor completion.
3. Scheduling Appointments:
All efforts will be made to schedule appointments during elective class periods.
- If a signedParent/Guardian Consent Formis on file, the school nurse, or designated school personnel, will schedule an appointment for services.
- Students needing confidential services will be given the phone number to CAHC, and if necessary will be provided access to a phone located in a private setting.
4. Mode of Transportation:
- Once an appointment has been made the mode of transportation must be determined. Transportation will be provided by the school nurse, or designated school staff.
5. Arriving at PAWS:
The student will enter at the designated entrance, and will be greeted by clinic staff. After checking in, the student will be escorted to the designated exam room, or shown to the waiting area until the exam room is available.
- The student will receive primary care services deemed appropriate by the practitioner providing care.
6. Leaving PAWS
The student will leave using the designated exit, and will leave the clinic.
- Those students returning to school will be transported back to school, either by the school nurse or designated school staff, where they will be provided with a pass, from the school office, to return to class.
- Those students going home will be provided transportation home, either by the school nurse or designated school staff.
7. Notification of Services Rendered/Outcomes:
Those students receiving services will be provided written documentation of the services rendered and outcomes and shared with the parent/guardian.