Mark Twain Health Information
Loretta Costa, RN School Nurse
On campus Monday-Thursday
Lisa Schaerer, RN
On campus Fridays
Free Health Insurance for students:
MEDI-CAL is free and provides health, dental, vision and mental health care for children and pregnant women. Program is available to U.S. citizens, nationals and qualified immigrants. Call (800) 675-2229 for assistance with the application.
Low-cost health insurance:
HEALTHY FAMILIES provides low-cost health, dental, and vision coverage for children not eligible for Medi-Cal. This program is available to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and qualified immigrant children under age 19. Call (800) 675-2229.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A new rule protects families from Immigration and Naturalization (INS) for public costs while receiving Medi-Cal or Healthy Families. Call Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy at (877) 734-3258.
KAISER CHILD HEALTH PLAN Low cost health care for children under age 19 and not eligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families. The plan includes medical, dental, and mental health. Cost is $8-$15 /child/month. (800) 255-5053
CALIFORNIA KIDS Low cost preventive and primary health, dental, vision and behavioral health for undocumented children. For more information call 1-818-755-9700.
MENTAL HEALTH Twain has a partnership with Mental Health Systems for individual and family therapy at no cost for students with Medi-Cal and low cost for students with no mental health insurance. Contact the school nurse for assistance.
Hey Kids: The nurse has free gift certificates for this school year for eye exams and glasses for students who do not have vision care insurance. Also available is emergency dental care for students with no dental insurance. A list of agencies providing low cost dental service is also available.
Starting school year 2011-12, all students
enrolling in 7-12th grades must have received the Tdap adolescent
booster shot on or after age 7 and preferably at age 10 or later and you
must provide a copy of the Tdap shot record to the school at enrollment
in September. Please provide a copy of your child's shot record to the
school as soon as possible if your child has already received
a Tdap immunization. Contact the school nurse with any questions or www.shotsforschool.org