School Health Aide
Public Health Nurse
Fairfax County Health Department
Direct Phone Line
Monday - Friday 7:30 - 2:30
Scheduling Medical Appointments
Please make every effort to schedule appointments ouside of school hours. When this is not possible, please send a note to the school on the morning of the appointment stating the time the child will be picked up. Children should bring appointment notes to the attendance secretary before homeroom. The student's name will then be shown on an early dismissal list so teachers will know the student is not cutting class. For safety reasons, parents must sign out children in the office.
Children who need to take medication during school hours must have a signed Medication Authorization, Release, and Indemnification Form. Prescription medications require the signature of both the parent and the physician. Inhalers and epipens require an Authorization for Use of an Inhaler. Please see the clinic aide to request these forms or all forms are available online at http://www.fcps.edu/forms.htm
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription and are used for the relief of symptoms on a temporary basis. With parent and physician authorization, OTC medications may be given on an "as needed" basis throughout the school year. Parents may authorize limited use for 10 consecutive days with a completed Medication Authorization Form.
Example: antihistamines for allergic reactions.
With parent permission using the Medical Authorization Form, certain OTC medications may be given on an "as needed" basis throughout the school year only as a pain reliever for headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, or orthodontic pain. The medication must be supplied by the parent in its original container.
Examples: Tylenol, Advil, Pamprin, and aspirin.
Parents must transport medications to and from school.
ALL medications must be kept in the clinic and taken under adult supervision. Middle school children are not permitted to carry medications, including OTC medications, except for prescription inhalers or epipens with the authorization of their parent(s) and physician.
Release of Student from School
The student must be signed out by the parent or designated emergency care contact from the clinic.