HMHS Health Services
Our schools are staffed with registered nurses who provide medication administration, nursing assessment and care, physician referral, community resource information, and health counseling services to all students and staff in our school community.
Emergency Health Information
The Emergency Information Form must be completed every year for each student. The form provides essential contact information for each student in case of an emergency. It also gives the school nurse permission to administer over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antacids, and several other medications listed on the form. Students are not permitted to carry and self-administer over the counter medications.
Please update the school with any changes to a student's information throughout the year.
Emergency Action Plans
If your student has life threatening allergies, asthma, diabetes, or seizure disorder, please have your child's health care provider fill out the applicable forms below, or similar standard forms used by the health care providers' office. A new form is required by law each school year. Please be sure that the submitted forms have the signature of both the physician and the parent/guardian.
In order to provide safe and therapeutic care for those students requiring medications during the school day, the following protocols must be followed:
- The parent or guardian must deliver all medications to the school. Students are not to carry any medications to or from school at any time.
- All medications are to be delivered in the original pharmacist or manufacturer labeled container. Any medication not delivered in these appropriate containers cannot be administered and will be returned to the parent/guardian.
- A written doctor's order and signed consent by the parent or guardian is needed for administration of any prescription medication.
- All medication brought to school will be held in the nurse’s office. Self-administration of medication is not allowed in school. The only exception to this is an inhaler or Epi-pen for students in grades 6-12. (See "Administration of Prescription Medications" for details.)
The following form must be provided at the beginning of each school year and anytime there is a prescription change.
Illness and Absences
If your student is out sick for an illness, parents or guardians are asked to call in absences to the office at 603-746-4167 or email email@example.com on the morning of the absence. Please also contact the school nurse with any symptoms of flu-like illness or COVID such as:
Fever >100 F
Body Aches/ Fatigue
Congestion or Runny Nose
Shortness of Breath
Loss of Taste or Smell
Absences due to medical or dental appointments should be documented with official notes from the medical or dental office for the absences to be excused.