School Nurse


Birstol Local Schools has contracted with Akron Children's Hospital to provide school health services.  Akron Children's Hospital collaborates with approximately 40 school districts in the region to address the healthcare needs of their students.  Akron Children's Hospital's team of nurses and medical assistants serve as liaisons among school staff, families, communities and healthcare providers. They promote and advocate for student health and wellness, and help manage patient populations and individual student health needs in the school setting.

Their program focuses on:

  • Providing flexible, cost-effective school nursing services 
  • Improving student attendance 
  • Addressing first-aid, emergency services and acute healthcare needs 
  • Administering medications and necessary procedures 
  • Meeting the healthcare needs of students with chronic conditions 
  • Implementing disease prevention and wellness programs to increase the overall health of the student body
  • Referring students who need help to the appropriate specialists 
  • Creating a safe learning environment for students 
  • Enhancing overall school health through community outreach

Nursing Staff 

Heather Hepfner BSN-RN
District Nurse
Phone: 330-889-1079


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1845 Greenville Rd. NW, P.O. Box 260
Bristolville, OH 44402
P 330-889-3882    F 330-889-2529
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