Clinic

Our OKMS clinic supports student success by providing health care assessments, intervention, follow-up, or referral. The clinic’s scope of practice accommodates physician’s orders for daily medications and/or medical procedures. In order to support the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of our students, please keep the clinic up to date with new vaccinations, contact information, and ongoing medical conditions (like asthma, gastrointestinal issues, epilepsy, diabetes, or allergies, and physical or mental limitations). For questions or concerns, please contact us, and let us know how we can continue to promote your child’s health here at OKMS. 

  • Ami Watkins, RN BSN Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse – (804) 365-4770 
  • Attendance Line: (804) 365-4750

Medications

  • Do not send any medication to school with your child. Parents/Guardians must bring all medications to the school.
  • Epinephrine auto-injectors and inhalers:
    • Students are allowed to carry self-administering devices like inhalers and epinephrine. Please notify the clinic if your child carries such devices.
    • Parents should complete the medication form in order for students to self-carry medication. Please provide the school with your child’s physician’s action plan.
  • Please see the Hanover County Schools medication form for further guidelines.

Illness

  • If a student develops a temperature of 100° F or higher, clinic staff will call his/her parent to pick him/her up. We will not permit students to return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  • Please keep your child at home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or loose stool.

Vaccinations

  • The law requires all students entering the sixth grade to have a booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (known as Tdap).
  • To ensure your child will be able to attend class on the first day, please provide OKMS with proof of Tdap vaccination from your medical provider.
  • Proof of Tdap should include child’s first and last name, date of birth, date of vaccination, and a medical provider signature.

Health Screens

  • Our clinic conducts free vision and hearing screening tests for seventh graders.
  • In the event of an abnormal vision or hearing screening, clinic staff will send a letter home indicating the need to follow up with a provider for a more thorough examination.

Forms

The following forms may be printed and delivered to the school clinic. Paper copies available upon request. 

The following forms may be picked up from the school clinic or requested from the school nurse.

  • Memorandum of Understanding for Private Duty Nurse
  • Release of Medical Information
  • Medically Fragile Health Services Plan
  • Medical Procedure Order Form
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