Health and Wellness
Clinic Hours: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Clinic Phone Number: (864) 594-4477
- Student’s name
- Name of Medication
- Time(s) to administer medicine
- Route to administration
- Reason for medication
- Side effects that would require notification of the health care practitioner
- Written parent/ guardian consent
- A current pharmacy-labeled container
- Parents of students with special needs such as diabetes, catheterizations, tube feedings, severe allergies, asthma, etc., are responsible for making an appointment with the school nurse within the first 5 days of school. Parents are also responsible for keeping her informed of changes during the course of the year, and for providing all necessary supplies for the student. “Necessary supplies” may include: snacks, glucose tablets, ketone strips, catheters, disposable briefs, tube feeding supplies, Epi-pens, etc. These will be determined when you meet with the nurse.
- All medications are kept in a secure area in the nurse’s office. Only the school nurse or principal’s designees will be assisting students with medication.
- The school will not send home any medication with a student. Medications will only be released to the student’s parent or, to an individual at least eighteen (18) years old who has been designated. Nurse will dispose of any medication not picked up by the end of the school year.
Non-Prescription (OTC) Medications
- Prescription Medications can be dispensed by the school nurse or principal’s designee if written permission is granted by the parents or legal guardian and we have a health care practitioner’s order. Medications prescribed for an individual child shall be kept in the original container bearing the original pharmacy label with a current date. Pharmacies can provide 2 labeled bottles, one for school and one for home.
- If a medication is prescribed to be taken once or twice a day, give these medicines at home.
- When medication is prescribed by the physician to be taken three times a day, (such as antibiotics), it should be given at home in the morning, after school, and in the evening. This is an acceptable method of medication administration unless otherwise specifically ordered by the physician.
- If the medication is prescribed to be taken four or more times a day, the nurse will be glad to accommodate you, but the above guidelines must be followed. If your child goes on a field trip that is longer than the normal school day (24 hours or longer) the parent is responsible for providing medication in a labeled bottle with instructions for the person assisting with the medications.
- Emergency Medications (e.g., INHALERS, EPI-PENS)