Clinic

Tracey Blackshear, RN - tblackshear@hampton.k12.va.us

Jovon Johnson, Health Clerk - jrjohnson@hampton.k12.va.us

Clinic: 850-5019 Fax: 727-2314

Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

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The school clinic is dedicated to helping students stay healthy. A healthy mind and body breed academic excellence.

​PROTOCOL FOR CLINIC DISMISSAL

  • If your child is feeling ill at school, they must obtain a pass to visit the school clinic. If the nurse’s assessment reveals that your child is too ill to return to class, the nurse or health clerk will call you. We are no longer using the yellow emergency cards instead, we will refer to the contact information in Powerschool. Should any changes need to be made (to contact list) such as a new phone number, address, etc... parent/guardians need to contact the school nurse or main office so that these changes can be noted in Powerschool. Please make sure that the numbers listed in PowerSchool are correct and updated as needed during the school year. In the event that your child becomes ill or there is an emergency, we need to be able to contact you. Please remind your student that they should not be using their cell phones during school hours to call you for a clinic dismissal. We never deny students visiting the clinic (for health-related concerns) use of the phone.

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

  • All medications (prescription and over the counter) to be administered at school must be accompanied by a written order from a licensed prescriber. Cough drops and eye drops are considered medication. The medication must be brought to school in the original, unopened, prescription bottle or box by the parent or guardian. The label script on the bottle or box must match the doctor’s prescription in order for the medication to be accepted by the school nurse. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to provide refills as necessary.

  • Students are not allowed to carry medication on their person unless there is a current doctor’s order specifying this need. The “Authorization to Carry and Self-Administer Medication” form is available in the school clinic or can be downloaded from the Hampton City School website.

  • Medication must be picked up by parents or guardians at the end of the school year, upon expiration of medication, or when the doctor’s order is discontinued. Medication not picked up by the last day of school will be discarded.

PROTOCOL FOR NURSE TO EXCUSE A STUDENT FROM P.E/NJROTC

  • The school nurse can approve a written note from a parent or guardian excusing their child from physical activity for an injury or illness. The approval will be for no longer than 3 days. After this time, the parent or guardian must provide a note from a healthcare provider. The note must state the child’s diagnosis and the length of time the student will be out of activity.

PROTOCOL FOR EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL

  • Parents/Guardians: Please refer to the Student Health Questionnaire (LINK), located on the HCS web page (under Students and Families), EACH MORNING prior to sending your student to school. Should your child respond NO to all questions, he/she may report to school. If they answer YES to any questions, please DO NOT SEND them to school. Instead, keep your child home from school, contact the school clinic and the attendance office to report their absence.

  • Should your child exhibit or complain of any COVID-19 like symptoms at school, they will be directed to the school clinic for an assessment by the clinic staff. Should the clinic staff determine that your child needs to be dismissed from school, your child will be placed in the CARE room until dismissed upon your arrival. Please remember to wear a mask and bring your ID when visiting the school building to retrieve your child. Only those persons listed on the emergency contact list will be permitted to collect your child from school. Please ensure that this information is current and relevant for each school year.

  • HCS fever policy is 72 hours ( 3 days). Your child needs to be 72 hours fever-free, without the use of fever-reducing medications, before they can return to school.

PROTOCOL FOR USE OF CRUTCHES, WHEELCHAIRS, AND OTHER ASSISTIVE DEVICES

  • If your child requires the use of crutches, a wheelchair, a cane, or other assistive device, a doctor’s order must be given to the school nurse. The order needs to state the child’s diagnosis, the reason for use of assistive device, the length of time needed, and any special instructions. The order must be given to the school nurse upon the child’s return to school. All necessary accommodations will be made once the note is brought in. Accommodations may include a pass to leave classes early, assistance with carrying books, etc. All devices that are prescribed to assist mobility must be provided by the student’s parent/guardian. The school does not provide assistive devices to students. Student’s presenting to school with assistive devices not accompanied by a doctor’s note will be sent home. This policy is to maintain the safety of our students.

Insurance and Health Services

  • Should you need information regarding medical, dental, or vision services for your child or have any concerns or questions, please call me at 850-5019.

  • You can obtain information regarding FAMIS insurance by calling 1-866-873-2647. We have vouchers for a free eye exam and glasses for those who qualify.