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Healthy students, life-long learners

Parents, school leaders, and health care professionals can all attest that healthy students are much more likely to be successful learners. Children’s Mercy is dedicated to helping children achieve their academic potential through our School Health Support services.

Graphic that shows "growth and learning school and health interactions" from early childhood to school K-12 to post-secondary.

COVID-19 school resources

Download our COVID-19 symptom decision tree to determine what action you should take when a child presents certain symptoms that may be related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 student symptom decision tree (PDF)

For more information on community and school-based COVID-19 testing, visit our The School TLC Study page.

For more information on COVID-19, visit our Information About COVID-19 page.

Community outreach portal

Children's Mercy is committed to providing health resources and education to the communities we serve. To request Children’s Mercy’s participation in a health fair, conference or event, or if your staff needs education, training, or support related to a children’s health issue, please fill out and submit a Community Request form. Requests are reviewed weekly and a representative will contact you to confirm participation. Given the current climate and restrictions due to COVID-19, we are also available for virtual events.

Hospital-based school program

The Hospital-Based School Program at Children’s Mercy provides efficient and effective educational experiences for the hospital school-aged population who choose to accept their services. For more information on this program, visit our Hospital-Based School page. For services, call (816) 302-9014 or email

Once a child has left the hospital and ready return to school, Children's Mercy has put together a list of tips to help with school re-entry:

2021 Society of Pediatric Nurse workshop videos