The Health Clinic is located in the office area. It is staffed by Beth Partin
The HCA is trained in CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator and First Aid. She maintains the student health folder, documents clinic visits, dispenses medicine in the clinic, contacts parents as needed. She also screens KG, 3rd and all new students’ vision and hearing.
If your child is ill because of a contagious disease such as strep throat, chicken pox, flu, etc., it would be helpful to note the reason for the absence when you call the absentee call-line, 571.252.2262. This will help the school take measures to reduce the spread of these diseases. Students who have fevers should be kept home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication.
Emergency Phone Numbers
Be sure to keep the Emergency Phone numbers up-to-date so that we can reach you if your child is ill or injured.
A parent or guardian must deliver any medication (prescription or non-prescription) to the school office or clinic. Students may not transport any medication (cough drops, Motrin, inhalers, Epi-pens, Tums, etc.) to or from school. All medicine must be in its original container with the label intact. Medication cannot be administered if it is not in its original container.
The health clinic assistant must have written instructions from the physician in order to administer prescription medications.The Authorization for Medication Administration form 12:3 should be used for physician’s orders. These should include:
- student’s name;
- name and purpose of the medication;
- dosage and time of administration;
- possible side effects and measures to take if those occur;
- end date for administering the medication;
- parent signature giving permission to administer medication and to contact physician;
- physician’s signature.
NOTE: All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy bottle with the proper label containing the student’s name, medication, dosage, and instructions for administration. Upon request, most pharmacies will provide an extra bottle with the proper amount of medication for school.
All over-the counter medicine
· Must be in an original package with the name of the medication and instructions;
· Must have a signed and dated note from the parent or Authorization for Medication Administration form 12:3 regarding when and how much medication to administer;
· Will be given according to the amount listed on the package for your child’s age and weight unless she has doctor’s orders on the Authorization for Medication Administration form 12:3 to dispense differently;
· Acetaminophen can be given to your child if parents/guardians have checked and signed the Emergency Card. Elementary student parents will be contacted prior to giving acetaminophen in order to assure that it has not been given at home.
· The Health Clinic does not stock Motrin or Benadryl.
Sometimes children spill water or milk on their clothes, or have accidents. When this happens, they can come to the clinic for a change of clothes. Please launder and return the tops and/or pants the next day. The underwear is yours to keep.
The Clothes Closet is always in need of tops and pants of all sizes. Please consider donating any tops or pants your child has outgrown.
Serious Health Concerns
If your child needs medication or Health-related care at school, you and your child’s physician must complete and sign a required a Physician’s Orders and Health Care Plan form each school year. All public schools in Loudoun County require that appropriate physician’s order forms be on file prior to dispensing medication or giving health-related care at school. It must be returned by your child’s first day of school.
Medication and Health-related care that requires a medical form includes:
- Asthma with Inhaler and/or Nebulizer
- Current Medical Procedures
- New Health Concerns or Medical Procedures
- Severe Allergy and EpiPen
The Authorization for Medication Administration form 12:3 is not required for the conditions listed above unless your child takes other medication not related to the above condition.
Medical Conditions Requiring Forms (Get Forms)
Asthma with Inhaler and/or Nebulizer
Current Medical Procedures (tube feeding, catheterizations
New Health Concerns or Medical Procedures
Severe Allergy and EpiPen