Health Service Area

Welcome to the Health Pages of the Shippensburg Head Start Program!

The Health Service Area is here to provide a health services program which includes a broad range of medical, dental, mental health and nutrition services to your child in order to assist your child’s overall development and to promote preventive health services and early intervention.  We are also here to help families find a Medical and Dental Home to ensure the family will receive comprehensive health care after leaving the Head Start program.

Federal regulations mandate each child enrolled in Head Start receive certain immunizations, health screenings and exams.  The child’s family is responsible for making the arrangements and transporting their child to the appointments.  When taking your child for these health screenings and exams, we ask that you take the forms that were provided for you to the Doctors/Dentist and have them fill the forms out and return them to Head Start as soon as possible.  All information that is collected will be used only to provide a health program for your child and all records and information are kept confidential.  Some of these screenings/exams include:

  • Vision Screening
  • Dental Exam with a Cleaning and Fluoride Treatment.
  • Physical Exam with a Blood Pressure Reading, Height and Weight Measurement, Hearing Screening, Lead Poisoning Risk Assessment, TB Screening and Vision Screening.

If you have any questions, concerns or need help, please call Head Start at 477-1626 and ask for Mabel or Karen.