The Chesney Clinic will provide first aid if a student becomes ill or is injured during the school day. Clinic Workers supervise the administration of medications, take temperatures, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate. The Clinic will contact the parent/guardian if the situation requires their immediate attention or in case of a medical emergency. Please make sure that all parent/guardian contact information is up-to-date with the school.
Students may NOT transport medication to school themselves. All medications must be kept in their original containers in the Clinic. Students may NOT have any medications in their possession and may NOT share medications of any kind with others. All medications are stored and administered by the Clinic Worker.
Taking medications during school hours is discouraged. Parents/Guardians are asked to arrange medication schedules so that it is not necessary for medication to be taken at school. However, if the physician recommends such administration, then the parent/guardian must complete the Administration of Medication Request Form and return it to the school. This form should be updated yearly.
The clinic does not supply acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), etc. For students who may need these medicines, parents will need to provide them to the Clinic with appropriate forms. Students requiring ANY medication at school must have a parent bring the medication and documentation to the Clinic (this includes acetaminophen, ibuprofen, eye drops, cough drops, etc.). If students need to be given medication, we cannot administer unless we have written permission.
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Please contact Ms. Williams with any questions or concerns regarding your child's health at school.
Phone: (678) 542-2300
Some health conditions may require that additional documentation be kept on file at school. Please complete any form that pertains to your child and return it to school. The forms are available by request from the school clinic.List of GCPS Medical Forms