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BTHS 201 Health Services

The St. Clair County Health Department and the Regional Office of Education #50 present a Hand Washing Video to stay healthy and prevent the flu.

 

The Belleville Township High School Health Office's provide many services as a supplement to care given by parents and the medical community. The Health Office is not a clinic and should not be used as a substitute for medical services normally provided by family physicians.

The Health Office is supervised by certified school nurses and is open to students and staff between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:25 p.m. each day. The office provides general health care services, including emergency first aid, health assessment, health counseling, vision and hearing screenings, health records management, blood pressure monitoring, physical education excuses, and medical accommodations (i.e., elevator passes). The Health Office also monitors any infectious diseases in the school and reports to the County Health Department.

All students must have a timed pass from their current teacher to visit the Health Office. Students should not come during the passing period without checking in with their current teacher. The only exception to this rule is an emergency or obvious illness.

As a general rule, students may not rest in the Health Office for an entire class period. A brief rest will be allowed, if it will help the student remain in school. Students should not visit the Health Office during tests, quizzes, or presentations.

Students who are ill must come see the nurse before being excused to go home.

Parents should inform the Health Office if their student has any special health needs (i.e., asthma, diabetes, migraines, seizure disorders, severe allergic reactions, social or emotional problems, daily medications, physical or sensory deficits, or any other serious medical issues). It is imperative that the school nurses be informed of any serious medical issues, so that prompt and appropriate care can be given.

If a student requires non-prescription medication, including Tylenol or ibuprofen, during the school day, a Non-Prescription Medication Self-Administration Form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian. If the student requires prescription medication during school hours, an Administration of Prescription Medication Form must be completed by the student's physician and parent/guardian. In each case, prescription and non-prescription medication should be provided by the parent and stored in the Health Office. Students may carry Epi-Pens, Asthma inhalers, or Insulin on their person after consulting with the nurse.

A physical examination is required for entrance into 9th grade and/or when transferring from an out of state school. The health history portion of the Physical Examination Form must be completed and signed by the parent in order for the physical to be valid. The EXAM MUST be dated within one year prior to the date the student enters school.

Physical examinations may be acquired through your primary medical provider. If you DO NOT have a primary medical provider, you may contact your school nurse or the St. Clair County Health Department for referrals.