School Health Services

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School Health Services promote improved health outcomes for school aged children and young people and are delivered using a population-based approach to universal and targeted prevention, health promotion and early identification and intervention, for children and adolescents in schools.

The Department of Education (DoE) is a joint funder of the school health program.

Services include:

  • vision and hearing screening and surveillance
  • access to parenting programs
  • early detection and referral of children exhibiting mental health risk factors
  • developmental assessments and referral to other specialist services such as the CACH Child Development Service (CDS) as required.

The School Based Immunisation Program teams have a focus on the delivery of the Western Australian Immunisation schedule for year 8 students. CACH is the largest provider for both government and private schools across the greater area of Perth.