School Health Services

  • Portland Public Schools is committed to providing school environments that use a holistic approach to promote and protect children’s health, wellness and ability to learn. To support health, safety and academic success, our district provides health services in partnership with community agencies.

  • Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) School Nurses and Health Assistants provide direct health services to ill and injured students, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and surveillance and follow-up of communicable disease. Nurses are a liaison between home, school, and community health care providers; promote safety, assess growth and development; and contribute to mental, emotional, and physical well-being. School health assistants provide injury and illness assistance to students under the direction and supervision of the RN and RN supervisor. Begining in the fall of 2017 all PPS schools will have on-site student health services five (5) days a week. 

  • Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework: 2021-22 School Year

    This Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year replaces Ready Schools, Safe Learners: Guidance for School Year 2020-21 version 7.5.2 issued on May 28, 2021. The Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year becomes effective on June 30, 2021. The Resiliency Framework may be used for summer school 2021 as well as school year 2021-22. 

For Additional Support, Contact:

Leti Ayala
Health Services Coordinator
Betse Thielman
Health Services Program Manager
  • For questions about the health needs of your student, please contact your school to speak to your school health services staff.