Health Services

Health Svcs Team 2023
L-R: Jessica Eichner (School Health Assistant), Madeline Ray (School Nurse), Jenna Sheridan (Provider Nurse Healthy Kids Clinic), Jennifer Mattingly (District Health Coordinator), Liz Mattingly (School Nurse) and Diane Cardin (Nurse Practitioner with Healthy Kids Clinic)

School Health Clinics

Jennifer Mattingly
District Health Coordinator
Serving Grades 6-12
Located at BHS

Diane Cardin
Nurse Practitioner Healthy Kids Clinic
Located at BHS
School Nurse
Serving Ages 3 years – Grade 1
Located at BPS
School Nurse
Serving Grades 2-5
Located at BES

School Health Assistant
Located at BHS

Members of the BCS Health Services team are responsible for a range of tasks centered on the health and well-being of all district students. All students of Bardstown City Schools have full-time access during the school day to nursing care by a Registered Nurse.

The department works closing with students, parents/guardians, health care professionals, school and district administrators to provide a wide variety of services, including the following:

  • Assessment and/or treatment of Student & Staff Illness/Injuries.
  • Health Screenings/ Appraisals (Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, BMI).
  • Care of Complex and/or Chronic Student Health Conditions.
  • Administration of Prescription & Over the Counter Medications.
  • Conducting school staff training sessions for medication administration and other health services.

Healthy Kids Clinic

Bardstown City Schools partners with the Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. to offer a Healthy Kids Clinic program for our families. The Healthy Kids Clinic acts as a compliment to the traditional school nurse program.  The Healthy Kids Clinic provides an array of health services to keep students healthy, in school, and ready to learn.  On-site services include acute care visits, well child visits, physicals, oral care and immunizations.   

The BCS Healthy Kids Clinic is open 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM and by appointment. When school is not in session, please call 1-844-435-0900 for an appointment.

School Health Forms

If your child is managing a chronic health condition, there may be additional health forms to help communicate how to support your child in the school setting. Below you’ll find consent forms for specific services.

Kentucky’s vaccine requirements for school entry, which is modeled after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include the following:

All students must have two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine. The two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine must be given 6 months apart. Your child’s school nurse will need a certificate that indicates the two doses have been administered along with the date they were administered.

Students entering kindergarten must have a physical exam, a dental exam, an eye exam, and completed age appropriate immunizations. To see a list of immunization schedules please visit the Bardstown City Schools website under the parent tab or contact your pediatrician for more information.

Students going into sixth grade must have their immunizations updated and a physical exam. The physical form required by the state is different than the one required for sports physicals. Please use this Student Physical Exam Form.

All students who are 16 years or older are also required to have two doses of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine. If the first dose of Meningococcal ACWY was received at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

Families can schedule an appointment for a physical or immunizations with their pediatrician’s office or at the Bardstown Healthy Kids Clinic. To make an appointment at the Bardstown Healthy Kids Clinic. For your child to receive services from the Healthy Kids Clinic you will need a registration form on file with our office. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) recognize immunization as one of the most effective tools in preventing disease and reducing the risks associated with exposure to certain diseases. KRS 214.036 requires parents who object to immunization of their child to provide a written sworn statement objecting to immunization of the child on religious grounds. This Immunization Exemption Form will need to be completed and returned to your child’s school.

For your child to receive services from the Healthy Kids Clinic you will need a registration form on file with our office. 


Health and Wellness Council Meetings

September 1, 2021
December 8, 2021
February 9, 2022
April 20, 2022
8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
Bardstown City Schools Board of Education
Bardstown City Schools Board of Education
Bardstown City Schools Board of Education
Bardstown City Schools Board of Education

Health and Wellness Council Members

Jennifer Mattingly, RN
Nancy Brown, RN
Jackie Donahue
Brad Hill
Catherine Jean Baptiste
Michelle Sharp
Crystal Brothers
Laura Gabbert
Rachel Briney
Amber Taylor
Kevin Rouse
Vondra Payne
Danielle Cravens
Tammy Masters
Josh Payne
Richard Hall
Cara Blackmon

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