School Health Services
Important Health Authorization Forms including Epipen and Inhaler Authorization forms can be found here.
Changes to FCPS Asthma ProcessFCPS is implementing a new asthma care process beginning SY2022-23.
FCPS Wellness NewsletterLearn about the latest updates to the student and staff health and wellness policy. Also includes basic summer safety measures and skills to improve mental wellness for the whole family.
Health and Safety Guidance Document for 2022-23
FCPS is providing guidance regarding school health and safety practices. The daily health screening questionnaires are available in all languages.
General Registration Immunizations
To register a student in an FCPS school, appropriate immunizations are required by Virginia law.
COVID-19 Related Information
Video: How to Put On and Take Off a Face Covering-Student Procedures
COVID-19 Vaccine & Local Testing Information
- Children 6 Months of Age and Older are Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccination
from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- How to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Children 6 Months of Age and Older
from the Fairfax County Health Department
- When Can Children Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
- COVID-19 Testing is Available in Fairfax & Surrounding Jurisdictions
from the Fairfax County Health Department Children
- Free COVID-19 At-Home test kits through Fairfax County Public Library
- CDC No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Locator can be used to locate free of charge testing sites.
Instructions for the Quidel™ QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test
Health Authorization and Health Information Forms
SS/SE 63: Medication Authorization
SS/SE 64: Authorization for Anaphylaxis Action Plan
SS/SE 65: FCPS Authorization for Virginia Asthma Action Plan
NOTE: This form must be submitted with the Virginia Asthma Action Plan. Both forms must be completed and provided to the school.
SS/SE 71: Health Information
MCH 213: School Entrance Physical Examination
Note: The School Entrance Health Form - (MCH-213-Spanish) is available on the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website
FCPS + GMU: A Healthier Community
Health services are available to those without health insurance who are registering at the Dunn Loring Student Registration Welcome Center.
Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems. When discovered early, eating disorders are treatable.
Lice: Treatment and Prevention
A list of parent and guardian responsibilities for the treatment and prevention of lice. Includes a lice treatment calendar.
SCHOOL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
FCPS addresses the needs of the whole child through services that are student-centered and enlist the support of our most valuable resources: families and communities.Learn more about School Health and Wellness
SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The School Health Advisory Committee assists with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services.Learn more about the School Health Advisory Committee
About School Health Services
Our comprehensive school health program has eight elements, touching all aspects of the school experience and having potential to have a significant impact on students' health knowledge, attitudes, and values. Leadership for each of these elements is provided by several departments within the school system and by the health department. The health department acts in a consultant role to support the services provided by the divisions within the schools.
Eight Elements of School Health Services
- Health Education provides a sequential grades preK-12 instructional program addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health.
- Physical Education serves as a means for students to develop strength, coordination, and cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency, as well as for social development, stress reduction, and movement appreciation.
- Health Services promotes the health of students and school staff members through prevention, early intervention, and remediation of specific health problems.
- Counseling provides broad-based prevention and intervention programs to promote the physical and psychological health of students and faculty.
- School Environment creates and maintains facilities that enhance the physical and psychological well being of students. It also provides school clinics to manage injuries and illnesses of students and staff members.
- School Nutrition promotes good nutritional practices both within and outside the school settings (breakfast and lunch programs and nutrition education in the classroom).
- Employee Assistance Program (Staff Wellness) provides school staff members with the opportunity to take active roles in maintaining and achieving optimal physical and psychological health.
- School and Community Agencies integrates health and education professionals in the school and community to provide and support improved school health programs.