PHS Health Services

Health Reminders

  • Virginia Minimum Immunization Requirements

    The Virginia Department of Health has published revised Minimum Immunization Requirements (02/21). The Health Department has posted this information at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/11/2021/03/Min_Requirements.pdf

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  • Keep Us Updated!

    Please remember to keep your child's health information up to date. Contact the school nurse if your child has a medical condition that warrants a Health Care Plan which may include, but is not limited to Food Allergy, Insect Allergy, Asthma, Diabetes, or Seizure Disorder. The school would also need doctor's orders and parent consent for any prescription medication(s), parent consent for any over the counter medication(s), and any supplies needed for your child's care. All forms needed may be obtained in the school clinic or via download on this page.

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  • Don't Send Medications with Students

    Parent/Guardians be advised that no medication may be transported to school by a student. Medication must be checked in to the school clinic by an adult and a Medication Consent Form must be completed. Regarding prescription medication-a Medication Consent Form and a Physician Authorization Form/written statement must be brought in by a parent or faxed from the physician to the school clinic before the medication can be administered. Please call your child's school nurse for further details on this procedure.

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  • Routine Preparations Used in School Clinics

    School nurses and clinic assistants may use the following routine preparations in caring for a student: Bacitracin Ointment, Bactine First Aid Spray, Alcohol Wipes, Saline Eyewash, Caladryl, Hydrocortisone Cream,Cough Drops, Aloe Gel/Lotion, Contact Solution, and Vaseline.

    Please notify the school nurse at your child's school if you DO NOT want the clinic staff to use any of these preparations in the care of your child.

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About PHS Health Services

PHS Health Screenings:

All 10th Grade students and transfer students will receive a vision and hearing screening as is required by Virginia state law. Parents will be notified of any deficiencies in these areas and follow-up with a health care professional may be recommended.

A Scoliosis Fact Sheet will be sent home to parents of all 9th and 10th graders. This fact sheet provides educational information and is utilized in lieu of Scoliosis Screening and in compliance with Virginia state law.

PHS Medication Administration:  Students may receive prescription medications at PHS if the following procedure is followed:

  • A medication administration consent form is completed by the parent
  • A written order from the physician is brought or faxed to the clinic prior to the medication being given
  • The medication is in the original, dated container

Students may receive over the counter medications at PHS if the following procedure is followed:

  • A medication administration consent form is completed by the parent
  • The medication is in the original packaging

You may obtain a copy of the Medication Administration Consent Form and a copy of the Division Medication Policy from the school clinic. Digital copies (PDF format) of PCPS & state health forms are available through the PCPS health services site linked here