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    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Our school nurse reviews all student health records, follow-ups on vision and hearing screening, and all health concerns. The nurse examines children who are ill and who may be suspected of having contagious diseases. Our school nurse’s direct telephone number is 718–376-8463 and she is available Monday – Fridays from 8:10 AM to 2:30 PM in room 124.


Children may be referred to an outside facility when needed. Our local health facility is:


The Homecrest Health Station

1601 Avenue S
Brooklyn, NY 11229

The Homecrest DHC will be temporarily closed due to construction. Please go to the following location:


Coney Island Hospital
Pediatric Outpatient Department
2601 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
Phone: (718) 616-3191


For information about free or low-cost health insurance services, please contact:
Natalya Kagno at (646) 533-6278.