School-Based Youth Service Programs

School-Based Nurse Practitioner Program

VNA Health Group school-based programs offer primary healthcare to more than one thousand student each year. Our school-based nurse practitioners provide care at five school districts throughout Middlesex and Monmouth counties and in 2011 saved more than 24,000 of lost school time.

Services include:

  • Wellness visits
  • Prescriptions
  • Sports physicals          
  • Immunizations and record review
  • Scoliosis screening      
  • Hearing and vision testing
  • TB testing
  • Health education

In addition to nurse practitioner services, VNA Health Group also offers substitute school nursing services provided by registered nurses.

School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) in Asbury Park

As the first statewide effort in the nation to place comprehensive services in or near secondary schools, VNA Health Group SBYSP staff is located at Asbury Park High School. They work with teens in grades 8-12 to help them finish school, acquire job skills and employment, prevent adolescent suicide and teen pregnancy, and to lead healthy, drug-free lives.  In 2011, 396 students participated in the program and 100% of seniors enrolled in the program graduated from high school.

Day Care Center services

This specially funded program serves targeted day care centers in Monmouth County and provides health consultation and immunization audits at each center.

For referral or additional information about our school-based youth services or other VNA Health Group services and programs, click here or call us at 800-400-0981. To find out about our community healthcare programs in your area, please visit our Community Wellness section.


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