What is an IHP?

Individual healthcare plans are written plans used in the school setting to communicate about a student’s health condition and their care/accommodations.

IHPs are used for a variety of health conditions. They are not dependent on the type of health condition, but rather the need for staff knowledge of the condition as well as the need for intervention in the school setting. 

How to Begin

  • Contact your child’s school nurse or administration. 
  • Coordinate with your child’s healthcare provider.  
  • Work with the school to set up an IHP planning meeting. 

Helpful Resources

Individual Healthcare Plans- Families

IHP Overview Slide Presentation

English Families Spanish Families Marshallese Families



How to Learn More

If you would like more information or would like to find out how to have IHP training provided to your school or family organization, contact cara-vaught@ouhsc.edu.