Health Services Overview
You may ask yourself what is Health Services? This presentation is a quick glimpse of some of the basic functions of Health Services in our district. This presentation is limited and does not include all functions related to this department and the information provided is for educational purposes only. If you have any questions related to Health Services, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our department administrators.
GPISD nurses and health clerks provide service to over 29,000 students as well as numerous employees. School nurses provide a critical role in the education of students by promoting health as well as providing direct care. Some services provided by the nurses:
- Medication administration
- Minor and emergency care
- Diabetes treatment
- Asthma treatment
- Pregnancy monitoring/education
- Health education
- Crisis management
- Vision, hearing and Type 2 Diabetes screenings
- Monitoring ozone action days
- Blood-borne pathogen training
- CPR training
Our mission is to support maximum learning potential by addressing minor and major health needs through assessment, treatment, education, and prevention.
Our vision is for each child to experience optimal health, contributing to daily optimal learning experiences, therefore promoting their optimal potential.
Medication: If your child will need to have any medications administered at school, (even over-the-counter medications), you will need to provide the clinic with a medication permission order (generic versions are available from your doctor). You may stop by the clinic and get one from me. If I am out, Mrs. Carrie Hargrove or Susie Chavera can provide you with one. School medication consent MUST signed by both you and your child’s doctor. If the medication is a prescription, it will need to be in the original packaging with the prescription label attached (no pills in baggies, mislabeled/expired pill bottles, inhalers without the box bearing the prescription label, etc).
Important: Please keep sick kids home: Students must be 24 hours free of symptoms (fever, 100.5 F or higher, vomiting, or diarrhea). Kids DON’T always need to see the doctor, but they DO need to stay home for care.