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Nurse's Page

The Nurses at Olney Charter High School provide preventative health services to facilitate the student’s optimal physical, mental, emotional and social growth and development. We support the education process by working to assure the health of the students. Our goal is to keep students healthy and in the classroom ready to learn.
 


Please take a few minutes to review some important information.

  • To ensure optimum care, it is important to update us continually with new phone numbers, changes in your child's health, new medications, or anything else that impacts his or her well-being at school.
  • In the event of a serious accident or emergency, you will be contacted immediately.  When a parent or guardian cannot be reached, the student will be transported by ambulance to an appropriate medical facility and accompanied by a designated school staff member.

School Health Requirements

  • State law mandates that a completed Physical and Dental examination is required prior to school entry. All forms are valid for up to one year prior to date of entry.
  • Children should have a physical completed yearly and a dental check up every six months
  • Immunizations  -Required on the first day of school
 
A child must have at least one dose of all vaccinations or risk exclusion
Even if exempt, a child may be excluded from school during an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease

A child may have a documented medical, religious, or philosophical exemption from these vaccinations

If you are uninsured, you can visit any of the city Health Centers. The centers may charge a small fee based on family size and income.
Health centers can also help you apply for affordable health insurance.
Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are encouraged.

Contact the Philadelphia Immunization Program at (215) 685-6837. Please review forms from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

 
Download forms via the links below:
Medication in school
Many students have a medical condition that requires them to take medication during the school day regularly or for a short period of time. The school nurse can give these medications and watch for any side effects or other complaints.
  •  The school nurse will need a MED 1 form completed by the medical provider and signed by the parent before any medication/ treatment can be given at school. Medication orders are required for both prescriptions as well as over-the-counter medications.
  • All medication brought to school must have a pharmacy prescription label
  •  Children with diabetes, asthma, seizures, severe allergies or any other medical condition that might be life-threatening and who have emergency medications from their doctors should have access to the emergency medication both at home and school.
  • Physicians and parents can decide together if the child is ready to keep their emergency medication (such as an inhaler) or if it should be stored in the nurse’s office.
  • The school nurse cannot give any medicine that is expired. At the end of the school year, you will be asked to pick-up extra medicine. The school nurse will throw out any medicine left in the clinic at the end of the school year. 

    Download Request for Administration of Medication Form using link(s) below:

CHIP - Children’s Health Insurance Program ​”CHIP puts health coverage within reach for all uninsured kids and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.” For more information visit http://www.chipcoverspakids.com Chip - Please review CHIP flyer (English and Spanish) We look forward to providing excellent care for your student to ensure a healthy and successful school year.
On behalf of Olney's Health Office Staff, Thank you
Lacey Goodman BSN RN CSN
Margarita Santos BSN RN
Paris London LPN
Haydeeliz DeJesus
Click the link below to download the official Nurse's Office Manual for Olney Charter in PDF format.
Back to School Family Checklist The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has developed a back-to-school checklist of topics to assist parents/caregivers about how to best prepare their children for a safe and healthy school year.