THS Health Services
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The health office is supervised by certified school nurses and is open to students and staff between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. each day. The office provides general health care services, including emergency first aid, health assessment, management of chronic health issues, vision and hearing screenings, health records management, physical education excuses, and medical accommodations (i.e., elevator passes). The health office also monitors any infectious diseases in the school and reports to the County Health Department.
The Triad High School health office provides many services as a supplement to care given by parents and the medical community; however, the health office is not a clinic and should not be used as a substitute for medical services normally provided by a family physician.
All students must have a timed pass from their current teacher to visit the health office. Students should not come during the passing period without checking in with their current teacher. The only exception to this rule is an emergency or obvious illness.
As a general rule, students may not rest in the health office for an entire class period. A brief rest will be allowed, if it will help the student remain in school. Students should not visit the health office during tests, quizzes, or presentations.
Students who are ill must come see the nurse before being excused to go home.
Parents should inform the health office if their student has any special health needs (i.e., asthma, diabetes, migraines, seizure disorders, severe allergic reactions, social or emotional problems, daily medications, physical or sensory deficits, or any other serious medical issues). It is imperative that the school nurses be informed of any serious medical issues, so that prompt and appropriate care can be given.
If a student requires non-prescription medication, including tylenol or ibuprofen, during the school day, a Non-Prescription Medication Self-Administration Form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian. If the student requires prescription medication during school hours, an Administration of Prescription Medication Form must be completed by the student's physician and parent/guardian. In each case, prescription and non-prescription medication should be provided by the parent and stored in the health office. Students may carry epi-Pens, asthma inhalers, or insulin on their person after consulting with the nurse.