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Clinic/School Nurse

The school clinic is designed to provide only minimal emergency care. It is very important that parents provide up to date, accurate contact information in case we need to contact you. If your child has any allergies, please note them on the yellow emergency card. Please update your child's emergency card whenever your address or contact phone numbers change.

If your child is absent, please call the clinic at 674-1345 and press 1 to report the absence. If our office does not hear from you, you will receive a call from our Parent Link system stating that your child has an unexcused absence from school.

If your child needs medication at school (prescription or non-prescription), you must complete the "Parent's Request for Giving Medicine at School" form. A written order from the student's physician giving the name, dosage and time interval of the medication is required for each medication. The prescription label on the bottle may be accepted as physician's order. The medication must be brought to school by the parent or guardian in the original container, properly labeled by a registered pharmacist. Students are responsible for remembering to come to the clinic to get their medication. If you have any concerns, please contact the clinic.

Under no circumstances will internal medication be given without written parental consent. No medication is to be brought to school by the child. The parent must bring the medication to school.

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 Public Health School Nurses are employed by Chesterfield County Health Department. We work cooperatively with 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.

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