Health/Nurse Services

District Health Services

The purpose of the school health program in North East is to provide the means for our children to be in a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being. Parents have the basic responsibility for the health of their children, but the school’s concomitant role is to help parents recognize and carry out their responsibility.

The health needs of school children have dramatically changed in recent years. Many challenges are faced daily in today’s health setting. More and more students now come to school acutely and chronically ill, with serious emotional troubles, and with special healthcare needs.

The health room nurses are always open to parents who have a concern or a problem. Feel free to drop by the school to talk or you can reach us by phone.

Over the Counter Medications approved by Standing Orders

  • Analgesics Topical (Anbesol, Bactine, Biofreeze, Blistex, Burn Spray, Caladryl, Carmex, Chloraseptic, Throat Spray, Sting Swabs
  • Analgesics Oral (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Midol) Middle and High School Students only.
  • Antibiotics Topical (Bacitracin, Neosporin)
  • Antihistamine (Benadryl, Epinephrine) Dosage by age/weight with Parental notification prior to administration required except in the event of an emergency.
  • Anti-inflammatory (Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen)
  • Gastrointestinal (Lactose intolerance medications, Tums)
  • Ophthalmic (Contact lens solution, Eye wash, Visine)
  • Other (Narcan, Albuterol) Emergency administration only.

Health Service Goals

  • Appraisal of the health status of students and school personnel
  • Assisting in the identification, education and healthcare of special needs students
  • Counseling students, parents and staff concerning any health problem
  • Preventing and controlling communicable diseases
  • Encouraging the correction of remedial defects
  • Providing emergency care for sudden illness and injury that occur while under the school’s jurisdiction
  • Administering medications according to district policy
  • Referring to and collaborating with community agencies
  • Assisting in the planning for and providing health education
  • Advocating for the complete health of our children

Health Services Include

  • Immunization record review and maintenance
  • Annual vision screening grades K-12
  • Annual height/weight measurement grades K-12
  • Annual hearing screening grades K,1,2,3,7,11 and special education students
  • Blood pressure checked on all students grades 6-12  
  • Dental exams are provided for grades K, 3, 7
  • Medical exams are provided for grades K, 6, 11
  • Scoliosis screening done in grades 6 and 7
  • Assisting with obtaining health insurance for uninsured children through the CHIPS program