Health Services

Staying healthy is an important part of being ready to learn. Please click on any topic below to find additional school health information.

CHIP and Children’s Medicaid

Healthy kids come to school ready to learn. Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Children’s Medicaid are two health insurance options available to Texas families for little or no cost. Both programs cover office visits, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams, glasses, immunizations and much more. To qualify for CHIP/Children’s Medicaid, a family must meet income guidelines. Families with children who get Children’s Medicaid pay nothing and children with CHIP pay no more than $50 a year for health coverage. Families can visit to learn more or complete an online application. There is no enrollment period so families can apply at any time.

Enterovirus illness (EV-D68)

As you may have heard from news reports, there is a respiratory illness caused by the enterovirus EV-D68 affecting children and adolescents in multiple states across the United States. Cases continue to be diagnosed in many states, now including Texas. Our healthcare system is monitoring illness very closely. Rockwall ISD monitors illness in students and staff daily. Hygiene habits are encouraged, such as hand washing and cough/sneeze etiquette. Our Maintenance staff regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and they perform extra sanitizing measures in areas where illness is increasing. Parents can help by keeping their children home from school when they are ill. In the event of an illness outbreak, we work closely with local health authorities and our regional health department, and would promptly communicate critical issues with our families and staff. Concerned parents with an ill child should contact their healthcare provider. For more information  visit the CDC’s website or view the School FAQs below. EV-D68_school FAQs_20140922_English EV-D68_school FAQs_20140922_Spanish

Communicable Illness EOP

Questions about Health Services?

Nichole Smithers Coordinator Health Services

Nichol Smithers

Director Health Services
972-771-0605 ext. 7075

Health Services