Welcome to the McClure Health Science High School Clinic. Our clinic clerk is present in our school to act as a liaison between home and school regarding health concerns and to serve as a health resource for you and your child. Please feel free to contact the clinic with any concerns or questions.
It is our desire to have a coordinated and well communicated Health Management Plan for your child. Please complete the appropriate forms prior to meeting with our clinic clerk and counselor. If you have any questions about the forms or wish to set up a team meeting to review the plan, please contact your student's counselor. Thank you!
Important Note: Gwinnett County regulations indicate that we must have permission in writing to administer medication to your child. Some medical conditions require additional documentation to be kept on file at McClure Health Science High School. Please click on this link to access the current list of documents provided by Gwinnett County Public Schools.
When to Keep Your Child Home:
- Fever of 100.4 degrees with symptoms
- Nausea, recurring vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain
- Sore throat
- Persistent cough
- Red inflamed or discharging eyes
- Any open sore oozing fluid or pus
- Rash with fever or signs of illness
- Suspected impetigo, lice or scabies that is not being treated
- Any other unusual signs or symptoms of illness
Administering over-the-counter medications at school is discouraged.
Students may not have over-the-counter medications in their possession and may not share medications of any kind with fellow students.
If a student must have an over-the-counter medication in order to attend school, the parent/guardian must furnish a written request for the school to supervise administration of the medication. This request must include the student’s name, name of the medication, dose and time to be administered. Medication must be kept in the clinic in the original container. If the medication is to be administered for more than one day, a Medication Request Form must be completed.
Taking medications during school hours is discouraged. Parents are asked to arrange medication schedules so that it is not necessary for medication to be taken at school. If the treating physician prescribes administration of medication at school, the parent must complete the Administration of Medication Request and return it to the school. The information on the form must be the same as that on the prescription container label. GSMST will not accept medication sent to school in a baggie or any container other than the container provided by the pharmacy. If medications must be given over a period of time, the Administration of Medication Request must be updated yearly. Students may not have prescription medications in their possession or share these medications with others.
A student who has asthma may possess, and is permitted to self-administer, asthma medication prescribed for him/her by their physician. The student will be allowed to self-administer asthma medication while at school, at a school sponsored activity, while under the supervision of school personnel, or during, before, or after school care on school operated property. Contact clinic personnel in order to obtain the forms required for self-administration of asthma medication.
Clinic Contact Information
If you have any questions about these procedures,
please call the clinic at 770-806-7926.