Health

The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint program of the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). OSH provides health services and preventive services to DOE students.

School and Student Services

OSH provides services to schools and students, such as:

  • Medical entry requirements for students entering a new school;
  • School-based health centers;
  • School nurses;
  • Health services/504 accommodations for students who need to have medications administered during the school day or Individualized Education Program (IEP) services;
  • Immunization compliance;
  • Mental health programs and help for families searching for mental heath providers in the community;
  • Assistive technologies for learning;
  • Vision and hearing screenings.

In most cases, services are provided directly through schools.

General Programs and Services

OSH also provides some general programs and services, such as health insurance for students in City public schools and the Automated External Defibrillator/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (AED/CPR) Program which requires all New York City Public Schools have at least one operable AED and certified trained staff volunteers to respond to medical emergencies.