School health services 

Research shows that healthy students have better attendance and perform better in school, academically and socially. The Chicago Board of Education is committed to addressing barriers to learning through health promotion and disease prevention activities designed to improve the quality of life for students attending the Chicago Public Schools. We also strive to decrease health disparities within the district through the coordination of school health programs and services.

 

Asthma Opens in a new window icon

If your child has asthma, CPS requests that you and your child’s physician complete several important forms.

 

Dental examinations and oral health program Opens in a new window icon

Students in kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade must have a dental exam by May 15 of the current school year.

 

Family life and comprehensive sexual health education Opens in a new window icon

At developmentally appropriate ages, CPS introduces students to a variety of human growth and development topics.

 

Hearing screenings and examinations Opens in a new window icon

Learn more about our hearing screenings and exams for students.

 

Minimum health requirements Opens in a new window icon

View and download the minimum health requirements for the Chicago Public Schools.

 

School health centers and medical homes Opens in a new window icon

Find a medical home for you and your family. 

 

Vision screenings and examinations Opens in a new window icon

Many students are required to have a vision screening by Oct. 15 of the current school year.

 

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Learn more about the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and link to past results.