Welcome to Barnstable High School Health Services


    Patricia Tucker MS, RN

    Caitlin Dumas BSN, RN

    Ricki Balestri, BSN RN

    Phone: 508-790-6448 | ext:1195, 1060, 1720
    Fax: 508-790-8317 

    The Health Office is open during school hours, providing professional nursing care for students and the school community. The school nurse's role includes:
    • Assessing student health status and making referrals
    • Identify vision and hearing problems that impact learning
    • Delivering emergency care
    • Administering medications
    • Performing health care procedures
    • Disaster preparedness
    • Providing health counseling and wellness programs 
    • Creating individual health care plans for students with health care needs 

    Yearly Health Screenings

    The Barnstable Public Schools conduct the following health screenings as mandated by Massachusetts General Law and the Department of Public Health (DPH). Parents/ guardians should refer to the school handbook; you can request in writing that your child not participate.

    Vision: Screened in grades K-5, 7, and 10
    Hearing: Screened in grades K- 3, 7, and 10
    Height and Weight: Measured in grades 1, 4, 7, and grade 10 
    Postural Screening: Conducted in grades 5-9
    Screen Brief Intervention and Refer to Treatment (SBIRT): grade 9

    Documentation of a recent physical exam is required when registering to enter the Barnstable Public Schools and in grades K, 3, 7, and 10. A yearly physical exam is also required for students participating in interscholastic sports.
    All BPS Schools follow the Massachusetts Immunization Requirements for schools.

    Parents will be notified by the health office if their child fails a vision, hearing, or postural screening. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s health office.