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
General Registration Immunizations
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
- Navigate to the eMed Navica webpage – mynavica.abbott.com and click on “Create An Account”
- One-time steps for creating an account:
- Enter email address to receive verification code
- Create your password
- Create your profile. Information captured: first name, last name, DOB, mobile number, address, gender, ethnicity, race, primary use
- Account created!
- Add Managed Profile.
- Read and respond to the Managed Profile Agreement.
- Enter child’s first name, last name, and DOB and click “Continue”.
- Enter child’s street address, city, state, and zip code and click “Continue”.
- Enter child’s gender, ethnicity, race, and participant type, and click “Create Managed Profile”.
- Managed profile will now appear on the Managed Profile menu.
- Open the Virginia eMed testing webpage by using an internet connection (computer, tablet or phone). You can find the Virginia eMed webpage here: http://virginia.emed.com/.
- Click “Test for School” button
- Type in the name of your student’s school in the box, then click on the matching name of the school in the drop-down box.
- Click “Start Testing” button.
- Click “Login with NAVICA™” button.
- Enter your email address.
- Enter your password.
- Click “Sign In” button.
- Read the NAVICA™ sharing of information request and click “Allow” button.
- Select your student’s name in the drop-down “Who will be taking the test” box.
- Answer all the questions then click “Join Guided Session” button.
- After a brief pause, the Certified Guide will join the session and guide you through the test.
Instructions for the Abbott’s BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag At-Home Test
Health Authorization and Health Information Forms
NOTE: This form must be submitted with the Virginia Asthma Action Plan. Both forms must be completed and provided to the school.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Programs
Attendance: When Should I Keep My Child Home?
FCPS + GMU: A Healthier Community
Lice: Treatment and Prevention
SCHOOL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
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.
- 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.