Human Services

School Health Services


About School Health

The School Health Bureau (SHB) is administered by the County’s Public Health Division in close coordination with Arlington Public Schools (APS). 

A clinic in every school

  • First aid
  • Emergency care
  • Administration of medications
  • Immunizations
  • TB skin tests
  • Hearing screening
  • Vision screening

Case management services

  • Assistance to children with complex medical needs
  • Education of parents and caregivers
  • Linkage to community providers and resources

Services for babies and toddlers

  • PIE (Parent Infant Education) Program

Education and training

  • Educating students on important health topics
  • Training APS staff in emergency medication usage
  • Promoting prevention of communicable diseases

Other services

  • Coordination with Special Education and Mental Health
  • Response to outbreaks and emergencies
School Health promotes a healthy learning environment for all Arlington Public Schools students, and the opportunity to achieve a lifestyle that will lead to a satisfying and productive life. 
School Forms: Click here for health requirements and forms for children attending Arlington Public Schools.
 If your child will need medications or special procedures in school, you will need the following:

More Information About Schools and Health

Health Appraisal Clinic

School Health provides physical examinations required for school entry, participation in sports and special education evaluation for eligible students.  Our staff physician, along with the school's assigned public health nurse and aide, conducts these clinics at certain middle and high schools around the County. Appointments are made through the school health clinics.

 Ready Families Program

The Ready Families Program provides health screening, immunizations, and community referrals to non-English speaking students entering Arlington Public Schools through the Intake Center.  Now located on the first floor of the Syphax Education Center at 2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204, the program is staffed by a bilingual public health nurse and clinic aide, and strives to meet the needs of families new to the Arlington school system, and many times, new to the United States.

Parent Infant Education (PIE)

PIE is a family-centered program that serves children who have special needs from birth through two years of age. The program helps families work with their children to help them develop to their maximum potential. Services include individual plans for each child for services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and educational services. Click HERE for more information.


School Health Administration
2100 Washington Blvd.
Second Floor
(Telephone) 703-228-1651
(Fax) 703-228-1133

Administrative Staff
School Health Bureau Chief - Marian Harmon, MSN, RN 
School Health Physician - Samuel Stebbins, MD, MPH 

School Health Supervisors
Karin Beecroft, MSN, RN 
Ana Evans, RN, BSN  
Anne Carney, RN, BHCA 
Sarah N. Bell, RN, BSN, MPH RN


Last Modified: December 05, 2013
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611