School Care Connect

Support for Kids With Chronic Health Issues During the School Day

At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, we know the vital role school nurses play in the daily health of students.

Through School Care Connect, we partner with school nurses to ensure the best care for your child.

What Is School Care Connect?

School Care Connect is a program that supports the needs of students with chronic health issues during the school day.

Our goal is to:

  • Increase contact between our health care providers and school nurses.
  • Work with school nurses to carry out your child's custom treatment plan.

Meet Our School Nurse Navigator

Bridgetta Devlin, CPNP-PC, CSNOur school nurse navigator, Bridgetta Devlin, CPNP-PC, CSN, is a bridge between:

  • School nurses.
  • Health care providers.
  • And you and your child.

She's a former school nurse in Pittsburgh Public Schools and nurse practitioner in primary care.

She's there to help when:

  • A child needs an updated action or treatment plan for a chronic health issue, such as asthma or diabetes.
  • A student's treatment plan or health order during school isn't clear.
  • A student or family could gain from learning more and having further resources to achieve success.
  • A school nurse has questions about best-practice treatment guidance to support their students.

The school nurse navigator can help with your child's health needs at school if they're under the care of:

To facilitate communication between your child’s health care provider and school nurse, you must complete an Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Contact School Care Connect

School nurses and health care providers may connect with our school nurse navigator, Bridgetta Devlin, at devlinmb@upmc.edu or by completing our School Nurse Referral Form or Health Care Provider Referral Form.