The Health Services Department/Nurses’ Office is located in the lower level of the Field House building. Parking for student pickup is located on the left side, near the back of the building, just outside the foyer. The office is located to the left once you enter the foyer.
Hours of operation: 7:00am to 2:30pm
Direct line: (603) 437-5218
Secure Voicemail: (603) 437-5200, ext. 2118
Email: [email protected]
FAX: (603) 437-5219
The nursing staff is available to provide emergency care, maintain facilities and records, coordinate health services and promote student education in health, safety and other related areas. First aid will be admininstered at the office by the nurse (or at the scene, if moving the victim appears inadvisable) with the intent of protecting life and providing comfort until authorized treatment can be secured. Students are then placed under the care of the parent/guardian upon whom rests the responsibility for subsequent care.
In an emergency, notification of a parent or other designated adult will be made as soon as possible. A reasonable attempt will be made to advise a parent of other situations that may indicate a follow up. Physican contact will be made, when appropriate, if indicated on the Health Information Form.
**Injuries that occur at home are the responsibility of the parent/guardian**
Health Information and OTC Medication Permission Forms are e-mailed home prior to the start of each school year. Please complete and return them as soon as possible. The nursing staff will be unable to provide over-the counter analgesic medication (such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen) without written permission from a parent or guardian. Updating health information provides the nursing staff with information that is important to providing safe care to your student during the school day. Please provide primary contact information so that you, or a designee, can be contacted in case of an emergency. As the year progresses, if there are changes in work, cell, pager, or home numbers or e-mail addresses, please inform the Student Information Systems staff as soon as possible (437-5200, ext. 1169 or [email protected])
If you did not receive a Health Information and OTC Medication Form, please download a copy using the link below.
Return the completed form to PA Health Services Dept.
** Note: the section at the bottom of the Health Information and OTC Medication Form allows parents to provide permission for the administration of acetaminophen (generic for Tylenol) and ibuprofen (generic for Advil, Motrin, etc.). These OTC medications are available in the Health Services Office. Written permission is required ANNUALLY for acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen. Please be sure to indicate "One or Two" as appropriate for your student**
See below for forms regarding special medical conditions
Health Information Updates
If there are any significant health issues, allergies, surgeries, accidents, injuries, hospitalizations, emotional issues, continuing and/or unpredictable illnesses, medication additions or changes, etc. that occur during the year, please inform the nursing staff directly so that appropriate measures can be taken as quickly as possible, should an emergency arise.
Students are not permitted to carry any medications, with the exception of inhalers and Epi-pens (see NOTE below)
All medication to be taken at school must be brought to Health Services (Ed 311.02). The following is required:
Non-prescribed medication must be brought to Health Services in the original container and must be accompanied by a permission note from the parent. Acetaminophen (generic for Tylenol) and ibuprofen (generic for Advil, Motrin, etc.) are available in Health Services but also require annual written parental permission (see Health Information and OTC Medication Form Note above). Liquid/chewable formulations of acetaminophen or ibuprofen are not provided and must be sent/brought in.
Prescribed medication must be accompanied by a parental note PLUS a note from a doctor and must be brought in the pharmacy labeled bottle. (Most pharmacists will provide a bottle for home and another for school, if requested.)
Only a 30 day supply of a prescribed medication may be accepted by the nursing staff at any time.
All controlled substances, including methylphenidate, Ritalin, Concerta, Ritadex, Metadate, Focalin, Dexedrine, Vyvanse, hydrocodone, Vicodin, Percocet, Tylenol with codeine, etc., must be brought in by a parent.
Due to their potential for causing dizziness, drowisness, etc., the taking of narcotic pain medication during the school day is NOT recommended. If the student is experiencing pain that is so severe that a narcotic pain reliever is needed, it is unwise for the student to be in school. If the student is unable to be in school due to severe pain, a note from their provider to excuse days should be obtained.
With the exception of acetaminophen and ibuprofen (available in Health Services office), no "stock" medication of any type will be dispensed by the nursing staff (except as authorized by the school physician). No medication of any kind is to be provided by other members of the staff or faculty at any time. This includes aspirin and all other non‑prescribed medications.
***All medication notes must be renewed ANNUALLY***
Any medications not picked up prior to the last day of final exams in June will be destroyed. No medications are stored over the summer.
NOTE: Students with severe, potentially life-threatening allergies are encouraged to carry emergency medications such as inhalers and Epi-pens (Ed 200:42-47). Written authorizations from the parent and physician must be provided ANNUALLY and must specifically request that the student be permitted to carry the medication.