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Medication Policies:

Parents must bring clearly marked prescriptions to school where they will be administered as prescribed during the school day. Non-prescription medicine such as Tylenol, antacids and cough drops may also be brought to the clinic clearly marked with your child's name and permission to administer as needed.

Students are NOT allowed to transport medication to and from school.

The School Nurses are employed by Chesterfield County Public Schools to promote optimum health for the school community. Here is just some of what we do:

  • Review of health records to identify students with health needs 
  • Health care plans when needed for students w/ health problems such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures 
  • Identification and follow-up of health problems affecting children's learning 
  • Individualized health education to students, parents, and school personnel 
  • Review of student's immunization records 
  • School-based immunization clinics 
  • Investigation and follow-up of communicable diseases 
  • Consultation and follow-up to special education departments 
  • Consultation and resources to the school clinic assistant 
  • Emergency First Aid 
  • Health Screenings ( hearing, vision, height, weight), health education classes 
  • Promotion of wellness activities for faculty and staff 
  • Representation on committees within the school
Visit our District's Student Health and Safety page for more information on CCPS Health Services.

The Virginia Department of Health - Office of Family Health Services provides valuable information to Virginia Residents on both family and public health risks and avoidance tips.


Please call the clinic to report any absence from school.  There is an answering machine to receive your message at any time.  739-6223 
 
The clinic is designed to provide only minimal emergency care.  It is imperative that parents provide accurate emergency information in the event that Bactine and Band-Aids are not sufficient first aid to handle the needs of the student.  We may not give aspirin or any other internal medication, unless the criteria in the section ‘Administering Medicine at School’, is followed.
 
ADMINISTERING MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
 
Parents of students who require oral medication are requested to administer medication at home, if possible.  If students must take medication prescribed by a doctor at school, parents are required to:
 
  • Bring medication to school themselves; students may not bring the medicine to school.  
  • Complete and sign the medication request form.
  • Medication must be brought in the original container, properly labeled by a registered pharmacist (this includes inhalers).     
  • All controlled medications (i.e., Ritalin) will be counted and the amount of the pills documented on a Medication Form.
NO MEDICATION IS TO BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY THE CHILD.  THE PARENT MUST BRING THE MEDICATION TO SCHOOL.
 
Tylenol, Benadryl, Neosporin, cough drops, lozenges or poison ivy cream cannot be given without a prescription or a note from your physician.