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Highland Park High School Clinic

 

The Highland Park High School Clinic is designed to treat minor injuries and to act as a temporary “waiting room” for students who have become ill during the school day. If your student exhibits symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever prior to school arrival, please keep your student at home and call your students attendance office to let them know they will be out for the day. Should a student become ill during school hours, only persons designated in Skyward will be contacted to pick up the student. The clinic should not interfere with the patient-physician relationship and all students are encouraged to seek their physicians for diagnoses, management of chronic conditions and illnesses that persist over 24 hours.

Clinic Hours:
7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Conference/Planning/Emergencies Only)

Clinic Phone Numbers:
214-780-3720
214-780-4720 (fax)
 
Illness During the School Day:
If a student becomes ill during the school day, the student should report to the school health clinic where the nurse will assess the student and determine proper care and/or decide if the student should be dismissed home.  If your student has a known illness that is likely contagious please be courteous to others and keep your student(s) at home until symptoms such as fever, diarrhea and/or vomiting have not occurred for 24 hours. No student, regardless of age, is a allowed to leave school unless the nurse or attendance office has permission from a parent for the current school day.

Students will be sent home and should stay home from school due to illness if any of the following are present:
 
  • fever of 100 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • unknown rash
  • untreated scabies, impetigo
  • Purulent discharge (anything other than clear discharge) from the nose or eyes resulting from a contagious condition
  • ringworm of the scalp (until treatment has been started)
  • Red, inflamed and discharging eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • head lice 
 

Medications:
Prescription or non-prescription medication required by a student should be administered outside of school, if possible. Medications scheduled for administration three (3) times a day will not be given at school without a physician's written authorization. If a student requires medication to be given during school hours, a Medication Administration form must be completed and turned in to the campus nurse.  All prescription medications must be in the original, properly labeled containers. The pharmacy can supply two (2) labeled bottles for this purpose. Medication sent in baggies or unlabeled containers will not be given. Requirements for medications are as follows:

  • In the original, properly labeled container (no baggies or envelopes, please!).
  • Up to date (check the expiration date before bringing it to school), and
  • Age appropriate in dosage.

Permission to Carry Medication: High School students ONLY will be permitted carry an over the counter remedy (such as a one day dose of Tylenol, Aleve or Midol) and only when accompanied by written parent permission (a special form is available online or in the school clinic). Medication must be in original container and up to date. Aspirin may not be taken by students under 18 without a doctor’s note.

“Controlled Medications”: Ritalin, Dexedrine, Concerta and Adderral and all other “controlled” (Class II) medications must be brought to the clinic by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Please do not send these medications to school with your child because of modern safety concerns. All controlled medications are counted by the school nurse and locked in a secure cabinet. All prescription medications must be in the original, properly labeled containers. The pharmacy can supply two (2) labeled bottles for this purpose. Medication sent in baggies or unlabeled containers will not be given.

Inhalers: For students who need to carry their inhalers at school, please complete the Asthma Action Plan form, which must be signed by the student’s physician. We request that a second inhaler be kept in the clinic in the event that the student forgets the inhaler at home. All inhalers must have a label on the inhaler or be sent with the box prescription label.

Immunization Requirements:
For students with medical exemptions, a physician's note is required yearly. For students requesting conscience objection of immunization; the written request must be submitted to Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Immunization and Pharmacy Support, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.  (800) 252-9152.
 
Emergency Evacuation:
For students who have disabilities, recent surgeries, injuries, etc. requiring crutches, wheelchairs and/or medical devices that may impact your student in an emergency evacuation. Please contact the clinic prior to your student's first school day requiring crutches, wheelchairs and/or medical devices so we can provide the appropriate safety that your student may require during the school day.