The Springfield Central High School Monte R. Flagg Jr. Health Center is located in the Health Suite, the next office suite down from the Main Office.
IMPORTANT: Students will only be admitted to the Health Center if they possess a signed pass from a teacher or administrator, or without a pass in the case of extreme emergency.
Flu vaccines are now available for students in the Health Center
It is recommended by the CDC that everyone 6 mos & older, (unless they have a specific contraindication to flu vaccine), get a yearly flu vaccine. People of all ages get sick with the flu but school-aged children are the group with the highest rates of flu illness. Groups at highest risk for severe flu–related illness, including being hospitalized or dying from the flu, include:
· Children younger than 5, but especially younger than 2 years of age
· Adults 65 years of age & older
· Pregnant women
· People with certain medical conditions, including: asthma, weakened immune systems (such as HIV /AIDS, cancer or use of chronic steroids) to name a few.
Timing of the flu season can vary from season to season. In the United States, seasonal flu activity most commonly peaks in January or February, but flu virus can cause illness from early October to late May. Students or parents, for more info on the flu vaccine or to pick up consent form packets if you have not received your flu vaccine this year, please stop into the Central High School health center today or call 787-7933.
After Hours or Emergency:
Download Health Center Forms:
- Quit Smoking
- Substance Abuse Info. and Education
- Relationship Violence Info.
- STD Prevention and Treatment Info.
Domestic Violence/Relationship Violence:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE
- Samariteens: 800-252-TEEN
- AIDS Action: 800-235-2331
Other Helpful Websites:
Health for Teens
- Kids Health: Visit the site
- Teen Growth:Visit the site
- The Center for Young Women's Health: Visit the site
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues: Visit the site
- Free Vibe: Visit the site
- Al-anon/Alateen: Visit the site
- National Institute on Drug Abuse: Visit the site
- Partnership for a Drug-Free America Site (Teens): Visit the site
- My Food Pyramid: "The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans."
- Teen Health: "TeenHealth was created to help teens, parents, and adults working with teens find reliable health information on the Internet. If you want an answer to a personal question or you need a quick fact for a school assignment you've come to the right place. TeenHealth allows you to link to web pages that address a variety of health issues from a range of perspectives. These pages were selected and evaluated by a Youth Services librarian. Some of the pages were created by teens working with health professionals."
- Eat Right: "The American Dietetic Association is the public's and news media's best source for the most accurate, credible and timely food and nutrition information. ADA's volunteer media spokespeople are resources for expert commentary, story ideas and background on the full range of food and nutrition topics."
- WIC Nutrition Program: "WIC offers families personalized nutrition consultations, tips for eating well to improve health, and medical referrals."
- Project Bread - Food Source: "You may be eligible for Food Stamps, even if you own your home, are working or have a car. Find out more information at the Project Bread site."