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Clinic/School Nurse

Clinic - 763-5061

When a child is sick or there is reason for the student to be out of school, we request that you call the clinic line and leave the information. Please call prior to 8:15 a.m.. Voice mail will receive your message at any time.

The clinic is designed to provide only minimal emergency care. We may not give aspirin or any other internal medication unless the following criteria are 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:

Complete and sign the medication request form
Medication must be brought in the original container, properly labeled by a registered pharmacist (this includes inhalers)
No medication is to be brought to school by the child. The parent must bring the medication to school and register it with the clinic aide. The clinic aide is available from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.. Medicine will only be accepted during these hours.

School Nurse
The Chesterfield County Health Department provides public health nurses to all schools. These registered nurses serve as professional health consultants for students, parents and school staff members. Services include health education, health counseling, communicable disease investigation and control, case management, immunization assessment, education and administration, screening and prevention programs. Nurses are not available in schools on a daily basis.

Parents of students with health concerns such as asthma, diabetes,seizures, cardiac conditions or severe allergies should contact the public health nurse serving the child’s school. Working with the parent, student, health-care provider, appropriate school staff members and community resources, the public health nurse will address the health needs of the student. Parents may contact the public health nurse by calling Chesterfield County Health Department School Health Services at 748-1633. Guidelines for managing severe allergies at school are online by clicking below.

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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