Clinic

Clinic

Mrs. Whitley, LPN & Mrs. Hardison, RN
648-4407 or 648-7708
Fax - 473-5185
Clinic Hours: 8:30 – 4:00

In the event of an emergency, we must have current information to contact you, including a local telephone number, since we are unable to make long distance calls from the clinic. Please notify the clinic of any changes in your phone number or information regarding your designated emergency back-up persons.


Health Conditions: Your child should stay home from school if they have had any vomiting, diarrhea, or a temperature of 100 degrees or higher within the past 24 hours.

Please inform us of any health conditions that could affect your child during school and if any health accommodations may be necessary. Also tell the nurse about any medications your child may be taking or if there are any changes to their health during the school year.


Insurance: Insurance information is sent home the first week of school. Parents are encouraged to buy coverage, since the cost of medical attention is not covered by Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Incidents that occur at school that require medical attention are the financial responsibility of the legal guardian.


Health Screening: During the school year, students could receive height, weight, skin, hair, and dental screenings. New students and 7th graders may have their vision and hearing tested. Students in the 6th and 8th grade may have their blood pressure taken. Scoliosis information will be sent home at the beginning of the year.
If you do not want your child to participate in any of the above health screenings, you must provide a written request to the nurse within 7 days of enrollment or the start new school year.


Medication policy: Parents are allowed to come to the clinic to administer medication to their child.
VBCPS regulations state that a student’s doctor must provide the school with a written order form to allow the nurse or coach to give any medication, even over the counter medications like Tylenol or Advil. These forms are available from the clinic or the Virginia Beach Public Schools' Website Health page. All medication must be brought to the clinic by an adult and must either be in the original prescription bottle or a sealed container if it is an over-the-counter medication.

Students are not permitted to carry medication to school.

Students cannot bring medication to school (or bring it to the nurse), even if it is prescribed for the student.
Medication cannot be kept over the summer in the clinic. An adult must pick up any remaining medication during the last week of school. The clinic staff must destroy any medication left after the last day of school.


After School Programs and Medication: The clinic is open during the regular school hours, not during after school activities. Medications stored in the school clinic are not available to students after regular school hours. If your child could require medications such as an Epi-pen, insulin/glucagon, and/or asthma inhaler, it is important that you notify the school nurse and activity sponsor, prior to your child participating in school sponsored after-school activities. The VBCPS medication policy allows students to self-carry and self-administer these types of emergency medications, if the proper medication forms are completed by their health care provider. It is important that a plan is developed by parents/guardians, school nurses, and activity sponsors to ensure a safe environment for your child.

The following are important links that will help keep your child healthy and ready to learn:


Current Immunization Requirements


Tdap for rising 6th graders


Medication Administration Forms


Life Threatening Allergy Forms


Asthma Health Care Action Plan


Keep the Flu Out of School



Washing Your Hands is the Best Way
to Prevent Getting the Flu