The Colchester High School Health Office is open from 7:30-3:00 pm every school day.  The nursing staff is available to answer health-related questions, administer over-the-counter and prescription medications, provide first aid and emergency care as well as vision and hearing screenings. Students with chronic health conditions have written individualized health care plans on file.
Healthy students are better learners. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures recommends an annual well-child exam to address the physical, social and emotional needs of students. Doing so promotes attendance, enhances the student's ability to fully access and enjoy the educational experience and promotes better academic outcomes.
All CHS students are required to have met immunization requirements or have an exemption on file. Exemptions need to be signed yearly per state requirements.  Please see the link to the Vermont School Entry Immunization requirements for more information.
We ask that all parents complete the School Health Update Form in early September. This allows us to update each student's immunizations and note any recent changes in medications or health conditions. It also gives us permission to administer over-the-counter medications, i.e. Tylenol, Advil, Tums, to your child. If you have not yet completed the School Health Update and would like to please proceed to the forms section.
Students requiring prescription medication during the school day need an authorization form signed by the physician and parent. Please see our medication policy for additional information. Prescription medications will not be given without this authorization.
All student-athletes need to have a current Well Child Exam on file in the CHS Health Office. This form must be completed by their physician every 2 years. Without this health exam, students will not be eligible to play. The Well Child Exam can be found in the forms section.
Students in Grades 9 and 12 will have a vision screening during the school year.  A referral letter will be mailed home if your child needs further evaluation.