Clinic

The nurse is available to students who become ill or are injured while at school. In no way is the school nurse a substitute for a student’s medical doctor. If a student becomes ill or injured during school, she/he is to come to the clinic unless physically unable to do so. If too ill to attend class, arrangements are made from the clinic for the student to go home. The purpose of the clinic is to maintain student’s health and to minimize class absences. The school clinic is not intended to be an infirmary.

According to school policy, no student may carry medication on his/her person while at school with the exceptions of allergy reaction kits or asthma inhalers.

School Nurse: Jessica Ferguson, RN
352.294.7293 | nurse@pky.ufl.edu

Administration of Medication

Request for Self-Administration of Medication form must be signed by a parent/guardian and on file in the Clinic. Prescription or over-the-counter medications can be administered by the nurse when a Request for Medication Administration form is completed by a parent / guardian and the medication and form are turned in to the Clinic. All medication administered to students is to be provided by the student’s family, and in the original container. No Medication will be administered without written authorization.

Topical antiseptic, antibiotic ointment, and antihistamine lotion are supplied by the school. These are for first aid treatment of injuries that occur at school.

Please contact the nurse if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health care needs.

If your child has food allergies, please submit the Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations to the Cafeteria.

For information regarding health-related resources available in our community, download: Health Referral and Community Resources.

Clinic Forms

Request for Self-Administration of Medication
Request for Medication Administration
Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations

Links

State of Florida Health Insurance Option: Florida KidCare

Elementary Parents

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Please read the attached Letter Regarding Head Lice for help in avoiding the transmission of head lice in the elementary school. Please read and follow the guidelines in the letter carefully. We need your help in avoiding further cases of head lice in the elementary school. Thank you for your cooperation!