HOURS 7:50 a.m.- 2:40 p.m.
Health clinics in Loudoun County Public Schools are committed to caring for many students' health needs. Parents/Guardian are advised to give medications at home whenever possible. If it is necessary that a medication be given during school hours, the following must be followed:
- Medication must be brought to school in the original container with appropriate label intact.
- Parent/guardian must bring medication to the nurse, health aide, or designee. Medication will be kept in a locked medicine area of the clinic.
- The Nurse/Health Aide must have written instructions from the physician in order to administer prescription medications. These should include:
- Student's name
- Name and purpose of medicine
- Dosage and time of administration
- Possible side effects and measures to take if those occur
- End date for administering the medication
- Parent signature gives permission to administer medicine and to contact physician if necessary
- Physician's signature
NOTE: All prescription medicine must be in the original bottle with proper label containing the student's name, medication, dosage, and instructions for administration. If you ask, the pharmacy will give you an extra bottle for liquid or tablets with the proper amount of medicine for school.
- Non-prescription medicine:
- Must be in an original package with the name of the medicine and instructions.
- Must have a signed and dated note or form H6 from the parent regarding when and how much medicine to administer.
- Will be given according to the amount listed on the package for your child's age and weight unless the doctor's orders on a medication form indicate differently.
- Children who have fevers should be kept at home for at least 24 hours after fever subsides
- Be sure to keep the emergency contact phone numbers and information up-to-date so that we can reach you if child is ill or injured.
Hepatitis B Information
- Before students enter the sixth grade, their parent/guardian must provide documentation from their health care provider that they have received the hepatitis B immunization. This is a state law that went into effect on July 1, 2001.
- Six month spacing is recommended between the first and third doses, so parents need to plan early to assure that students receive the necessary immunizations. The immunizations are available from your physician and from Loudoun County Health Department.
- The Health Department is currently offering the Hepatitis B vaccine free of charge to children 18 years of age and younger. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM and Tuesday from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. The Health Department is located in the Shenandoah Building, Suite 100, 102 Heritage Way, NE, Leesburg, VA The telephone number is 703-777-0236.
- If your child will be entering the sixth grade in the fall of 2003, he/she must have the Hepatitis B vaccine and the school must have the documentation. If the school does not have the documentation your child will not be permitted to attend sixth grade. Documentation consists of the dates of the immunization that is signed and dated by your health care provider.
Authorization for School Health Services p. 2