Pediatric Health Centers

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Welcome back to all students, FSCS Health Center

We are thrilled to welcome back our wonderful students to all of the Full Service Community School Health Centers (FSCS) in participating schools.  We know this is going to be a wonderful and healthy year for all children!

If you have been wondering what the FSCS Health Center is, we would love to share a little bit about ourselves:

The FSCS Health Center is The Board of Education’s Comprehensive School-Based Health Clinics.  We operate pediatric Health Centers that provide children access to quality care inside the school.  At all FSCS Health Centers your children can receive the following care:

  • Pediatric Doctor scheduled appointments for sick and well-care preventative services
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care Both screening, exam, and eyeglasses
  • Nutrition Education and parents/guardians workshops
  • Behavioral Health Counseling and Social Work Support for students and families
  • Audiology screenings

In order to utilize our services, you must first enroll with your school’s Health Center.  Below is a list of the participating schools:

Paterson, School 5: Contact Nargish Akther at 973-321-2273

Paterson, NRC: Contact Maryln Grullon   at 973-321-1000 Ext. 22489

Paterson, Frank Lautenberg : Contact  Diane Savage  at 973-321-1000 Ext: 20648

Paterson, School 15: Contact Shalika Ulloa  at 973-321-1000 Ext. 10155

Paterson, Napier Academy: Contact Victoria Vargas  at 973-321-1000 Ext. 20406

Thank you!  And we look forward to working together to make all students healthy and successful this year.

**Please visit the NJ Family Care website to apply for insurance if you lack coverage to see if you qualify. Should you have any questions regarding NJ Family Care application process to enroll your child(ren), please contact the Treatment Coordinators at your school sites by clicking on the “Contact Us” from the menu above.

 

 

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been our sincere pleasure to work with your family in providing Health Care Services this school year. We overwhelming appreciate your confidence and warmly recognize your support as we strive to make sure that each and every student  has the brightest future and utmost success. Best wishes for an enjoyable, safe summer from the…

Behavioral Health Team!

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Treatment Coordinators!

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Health Center at your child’s Community School (Napier Academy and Senator Frank Lautenberg) is proud to present the ‘Lunchtime Café’ through our Nutrition Services. This program which will run through May is an opportunity for your child to interactively learn about different nutritional needs through discussions and hands on activities like easy recipe making. We believe it will give your children knowledge about nutrition in ways that can keep them healthy and informed at a young age. This is a crucial time for growth and development and by having the right education about nutrition, children can make healthier choices on their own.

Contact the Health Center today!


March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday !!!  To pay tribute to our favorite children’s author, we have a very healthy poem written by the FSCS Administrator and Health Center nutritionist, Denise Hajjar.

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Start your Day the Healthy Way

By Denise Hajjar

Would you drive a car with no gas? This is the question I may ask.

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You need to fuel your body and your mind said the Cat in the Hat…that friend of mine.

The Cat in the Hat eats green eggs and ham so why oh

why don’t you eat a clam?

or a snail….or a snake?

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Because that can give us a belly ache for goodness sake!

So what is a nutritious breakfast asked Sam I Am?

A slice of whole wheat toast with a touch of Jam!

Or an egg of course, but please no spam! YucK!

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Now for some fruit…like some berries or grapes… or nice yellow banana like feeding the apes!

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Choose at least 3 from the 5 food groups….even though it may give you the…..Oops!  You can’t say that said Sam I

Am!

Oh never mind that said the Cat in the Hat…

These are my breakfast ideas that will fuel your brain and keep you running like a plane or a train…                        But sometimes I run out the door with no food in my belly…hey how about an apple with some jelly?

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  Well, perhaps an apple but with some peanut butter; a fruit and a protein, there’s nothing better!  The protein will be sure to keep you focused all day and the apple will keep the doctor away!

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Since February is the month of the Heart….our Hearts… I thought it appropriate to share with you this beautifully written excerpt from “Staying Healthy with Nutrition” by E. M. Haas, M. D. Enjoy!                                               Denise Hajjar            

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Vitamin L (the love vitamin) is commonly known as the “universal” or the “love” vitamin, as coined by humanologist, Bethany ArgIsle. One of the most important nutrients for optimum health is a daily dose (or more) of Love. The vital human emotion/expression/experience is necessary for the optimal functioning of people and all of their cells, tissues, and organs. It is found in most of nature – in foods, domestic animals, friends, and family – and is used to heal a wide variety of diseases. There are no toxic effects, but deficiency can cause a wide range of ailments.

Sources: As stated, vitamin L is found in a great variety of sources but must be developed and nurtured to be available. Fear, anger, worry, self-concern, and many other human emotions can destroy vitamin L. It is found readily in most mums and dads and is very highly concentrated in grandmothers and grandpas. Sisters and brothers may be a good source of vitamin L, though often this is covered up in early years, develops in the teens, and is more available in adulthood. Massage therapy is a particularly good source of vitamin L.

Vitamin L is also found in cats, dogs, and horses; in flowers and birds; and in trees and plants. In food, it is especially found in home-cooked or other meals where vitamin L is used consciously as an ingredient. It is digested and absorbed easily and used by the body in its pure state, being eliminated almost unchanged; in this, it is unique among the vitamins. It is also made by friendly bacteria and all positive reactions and attitudes in the body.

Functions: This vitamin acts as the “universal” vitalizing energy. Vitamin L helps to catalyze all human functions and is particularly important to heart function and the circulation of warmth and joy. Digestion is very dependent on appropriate doses of Vitamin L, as is the function of the nervous system. Adrenalin, the brain endorphins (natural tranquilizers and energizers) and other hormones are enhanced by Vitamin L as well. A wide variety of other bodily and life functions are dependent on vitamin L, and it is extremely important to the healing process.

Deficiency and toxicity: There are rarely any serious problems from excess intake of vitamin L. Side effects, however, may include swooning, a strange feeling in the center of the chest, goosebumps, and staring blankly into space.

We will be hosting Heart Healthy workshops in February to help educate about the importance of preventive care.  See our calendar for times at your school. Simply click the dates on the calendar to view events as well as  clinical services!

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FSCS HEALTH CENTERThe connection between mind and body is extremely powerful.  At our FSCS Health Centers, we often speak about the power that we all to take control of our eating habits in order to create a healthy life.  When we incorporate certain principles and habits into our daily lives it becomes possible to take control of our mental health.  It is possible, to gain control over our moods as well as reduce stress and anxiety by simply altering our diet.

Our wonderful interns at the health center, Mia Funcheon, and Diana Remache, have created an interesting document that guides you through the mind, body connection and explains practical ways to incorporate good habits into your life today.  To access Diana’s guide, please click on the image below.

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Dear Parents/Guardian:

It has been our sincere pleasure to work with your family in providing Health Care Services this school year. We overwhelming appreciate your confidence and warmly recognize your support as we strive to make sure that each and every student of the Paterson Full Service Community Schools  have the brightest future and utmost success.

All service will resume again in the fall. Please note the Health Centers in School 15 and Frank Lautenberg School will be open throughout July. Please contact the Treatment Coordinators to schedule visits.

School 15 : 973-321-0155

Frank Lautenberg: 973-321-1000 ext. 20648

If you would like to continue Health Center Services in the fall ie: Behavioral Health, Pediatric Doctor/ Nurse Practitioner, Dental, Optical, and Nutrition Education and Workshops,  please contact/visit the treatment Coordinator at the Health Center in your school.

Should you require mental health services over the summer, please note the following services and accompanying phone numbers:

                  PerformCare New Jersey: 1-877-652-7624

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an office in Paterson, PerformCare develops and    manages behavioral health solutions for children, adolescents and families.

                  Circle of Care for Families and Children of Passaic County:  973-942-4588

Located in Woodland Park, Circle of Care provides services for children with emotional and behavioral challenges using a wraparound model so that the child and family may live and thrive in the           community.

Family Intervention Services: 973-523-0089

Located at 655 Broadway in Paterson, FIS provides crisis intervention, therapeutic counseling, case         management, education and support for families.

St. Joseph’s Health Screening Service: 973-754-2230

This 24-hour hotline number offers emergency psychiatric evaluation screenings and psychiatric                referrals.              

 

For Pediatric Services:

Woodland Park Pediatrics

Dr. Razzak

205 Browertown Rd, Suite 001,

Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Phone: (973) 582-0644

 

For Optical Services:

Main Street Optical

1010 Main Street,

Paterson, NJ 07503

Phone: (862) 239-9550

 

 

For Dental Services:

Transdental

511 River Drive,

Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

Phone: (201) 796-0585

We wish you a Healthy and Happy Summer!