School Health Services

Important Health Authorization Forms including Epipen and Inhaler Authorization forms can be found here.

Health and Safety Guidance

Guidance regarding school health and safety practices. Health screening questionnaires are available in all languages.
Student Health and Safety Guidance

Health, Mental Health, and Community Resources

Information on health, including mental health, medical care, and other community resources.
Health, Mental Health, and Community Resources

FCPS Immunization Information

Parents or legal guardians will need to provide proof of immunizations as required by Virginia law for attendance at a public school.
Immunization Information

Fairfax County Health Department Immunizations

The Fairfax County Health Department offers school-required immunizations for free.
School Immunization Flyer 2022-2023

When should my child miss school?

There might be days when your child is sick, and unable to participate in learning. Minimizing your student’s absences from learning is important to everyone.

COVID-19 Vaccine & Local Testing Information

NAVICA™ Account Set Up and Login Instructions

The NAVICA™ Account Set Up and Login Instructions are also available in these languages: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

How to Create a NAVICA™ Account

  1. Navigate to the eMed Navica webpage – mynavica.abbott.com and click on “Create An Account”
  2. One-time steps for creating an account:
    1. Accept Terms of Use and Privacy Notice Summary
    2. Enter email address to receive verification code
    3. Create your password
    4. Create your profile. Information captured: first name, last name, DOB, mobile number, address, gender, ethnicity, race, primary use
    5. Account created!
  3. Add Managed Profile.
  4. Read and respond to the Managed Profile Agreement.
  5. Enter child’s first name, last name, and DOB and click “Continue”.
  6. Enter child’s street address, city, state, and zip code and click “Continue”.
  7. Enter child’s gender, ethnicity, race, and participant type, and click “Create Managed Profile”.
  8. Managed profile will now appear on the Managed Profile menu.

NAVICA™ Login Instructions

  1. 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/.
  2. Click “Test for School” button
  3. 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.
  4. Click “Start Testing” button.
  5. Click “Login with NAVICA™” button.
  6. Enter your email address.
  7. Enter your password.
  8. Click “Sign In” button.
  9. Read the NAVICA™ sharing of information request and click “Allow” button.
  10. Select your student’s name in the drop-down “Who will be taking the test” box.
  11. Answer all the questions then click “Join Guided Session” button.
  12. 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

The BinaxNOW™ Care Room Instructions are also available in the following languages:  Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

The BinaxNOW™ Non-Care Room Instructions are also available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

BinaxNOW™ Care Room Instructions

You are receiving the 15-minute BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test because your child is showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. This test has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under an Emergency Use Authorize (EUA) for students ages 4 and older.

This test should be completed at home through a telehealth session. The testing session will begin through a device (computer, phone, etc.) by going to Virginia’s eMed webpage.

How to Test Video Guide

How to use:

  • DO NOT open test kit until directed to by the Certified Guide in the eMed telehealth session
  • Go to Virginia's eMed webpage
  • Login using NAVICA™ app credentials to begin testing with eMed
  • Click start test
  • Complete the checklist
  • You will be connected to a Certified Guide
  • Open the test kit
  • Show the testing card and scan the QR code
  • Open the testing card and make sure the Certified Guide can see the process
  • Remove the dropper bottle cap
  • Place 6 drops of liquid into the top hole
  • Open the swab package and take the swab out
  • Insert the absorbent tip of the swab into a nostril
  • Brush against the insides of the nostril in a circular motion 5 times
  • Repeat in the other nostril
  • Insert swab tip into the bottom hole of the testing card and push up until it fills the top hole
  • Turn the swab 3 times
  • Peel off the adhesive liner
  • Close the card and seal it
  • Wait 15 minutes for the results
  • The individual will receive an electronic copy of the testing results

If the student tests positive, the student should remain at home. Contact your healthcare provider for follow-up care. Notify your child’s school. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, may not return until:

  • It has been at least five (5) days since the student first had symptoms AND
  • The student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better

If the student tests negative, the student may return to school when all the following are met:

  • The student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND
  • The student’s symptoms must be getting better AND
  • Proof of a COVID-19 Test – all of the following are required with this test

BinaxNOW™ Non-Care Room Instructions

This test has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under an Emergency Use Authorize (EUA) for students ages 4 and older.

This test should be completed at home through a telehealth session. The testing session will begin through a device (computer, phone, etc.) by going to Virginia’s eMed webpage.

How to Test Video Guide

How to use:

  • DO NOT open test kit until directed to by the Certified Guide in the eMed telehealth session
  • Go to Virginia's eMed webpage
  • Login using NAVICA™ app credentials to begin testing with eMed
  • Click start test
  • Complete the checklist
  • You will be connected to a Certified Guide
  • Open the test kit
  • Show the testing card and scan the QR code
  • Open the testing card and make sure the Certified Guide can see the process
  • Remove the dropper bottle cap
  • Place 6 drops of guide into the top hole
  • Open the swab package and take the swab out
  • Insert the absorbent tip of the swab into a nostril
  • Brush against the insides of the nostril in a circular motion 5 times
  • Repeat in the other nostril
  • Insert swab tip into the bottom hole of the testing card and push up until it fills the top hole
  • Turn the swab 3 times
  • Peel off the adhesive liner
  • Close the card and seal it
  • Wait 15 minutes for the results
  • The individual will receive an electronic copy of the testing results

If the student tests positive, the student should remain at home. Contact your healthcare provider for follow-up care. Notify your child’s school. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, may not return until:

  • It has been at least five (5) days since the student first had symptoms AND
  • The student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better

Video: How to Put On and Take Off a Face Covering-Student Procedures

FCPS Wellness Newsletter

Our wellness newsletter delivers useful information for parents.

Health Authorization and Health Information Forms

  • se63

    Medication Authorization

  • se63 - Spanish

    Autorización Para Administrar Medicamentos
    Por favor, envíe la versión en inglés de este formulario a su escuela para su procesamiento.

  • se64

    Epinephrine Authorization

  • se64 - Spanish

    Autorización de Epinefrina
    Por favor, envíe la versión en inglés de este formulario a su escuela para su procesamiento.

  • se65

    FCPS Authorization for Virginia Asthma Action Plan

  • se71

    SS/SE-71 Health Information

  • se71 - Spanish

    Información De Salud
    Por favor, envíe la versión en inglés de este formulario a su escuela para su procesamiento.

  • mch213

    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

In the video below, learn about health services that are available to those without health insurance who are registering at the Dunn Loring Student Registration Welcome Center. This program, Mason and Partners Clinic (MAPs), is a partnership between FCPS and George Mason University. The clinic is housed at the FCPS Dunn Loring Administrative Center (2334 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA 22182). Call 703-204-6740 for more information.

Vaping: What Students Should Know

Harmful chemicals, nicotine addiction, disciplinary consequences, and other potential hazards–vaping is risky behavior!.
Learn about the harmful effects of vaping

Information on Vaping/Juuling

Information and resources for parents on the health risks associated with vaping.
View resources for parents

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems. When discovered early, eating disorders are treatable.

Lice Treatment and Prevention

Information on the treatment and prevention of lice, including a lice treatment calendar.
Lice Treatment and Prevention

Bed Bug Information

View information on the treatment and prevention of bed bugs.
View the Bed Bug Resource Guide

Management of Life Threatening Allergies

Guidelines on how allergies are addressed in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
View Allergy Management Guidelines

Scoliosis

Information on scoliosis and methods for early detection.
Scoliosis Fact Sheet

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.

  • 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.