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Health Office

Health Office Contact Information

Phone Number 488-7308
Fax Number 488-7307
Nurse Lynne Ryan 556-5908
Health Tech Jen Hofer 488-7308

Helpful guidelines for When to Keep Your Child Home.


EMERGENCY AND RESCUE MEDICATIONS:

(Epi Pens, Benadryl, Asthma Inhalers etc.)

School medications kept in the Health Office – will NOT be transported to weekend events, after school events, or sporting practices/meets.

Suggestions to do IF you need Emergency Rescue Meds:

  • Fill out authorizations to SELF CARRY your meds (see Miss Jen in the office)

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  • Purchase a 2nd set of medications to provide to your coach for the season

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  • Have your parent CHECK OUT and RETURN your medications DAILY to the health office for school use.

Immunizations:

Students registering for the first time in a PSD school are required to present proof of immunization or a signed State of Colorado Exemption Certificate for personal, religious, or medical exemptions. Families with returning students must keep their child’s immunizations current. Immunization requirements are on the Larimer County website.

Immunization requirements are strictly enforced for all students. Students who don’t meet requirements will be denied attendance according to Colorado Revised Statues 25-4-902. To obtain immunizations free or at a low cost, call the Family Health Line at 303-692-2229 or 1-800-688-7777. You may also contact your healthcare provider, the Larimer County Health Department at 970-498-6700, or visit the Larimer County website for information.


Health Information and Insurance:

Please inform your school’s health care staff if your child has special health concerns, medications or dietary needs. Voluntary Accident Insurance is available through Poudre School District. Find complete details here.


Medication Administration:

Medication Policy – ALL medications (prescription, over-the-counter, long-term or short-term, or asthma inhaler) require a PSD Authorization and Release to Administer Medication Form signed by both the prescribing practitioner and the parent/guardian. This includes Tylenol, cough drops, etc. The form must be signed by both the parent and prescribing practioner each year. Medication administration forms are available in the health office and on PSD’s Health Services webpage (click HERE). All medications must be in the original bottle/container/package, whether prescription or over-the-counter. No medications will be accepted in envelopes, plastic bags, etc. All medications will be kept in a locked cabinet in the health office. Students may go down to the health office when medication is needed. Students may carry asthma inhalers and Epi-Pens once a PSD Carry and Self-Administer Prescribed Medicine–Asthma-Allergy Form is completed and on file at the school.


End of Year Medication Pickup:

Medications cannot be sent home with students at the end of the school year. Parents must pick up all medications ON or BEFORE the end of the school day on the last day of school. If medications need to be picked up before the last day of school, the needed number of pills can be counted out and kept in the original RX container in the health office.  The remaining medication can be taken home in a plastic bag. Emergency or as-needed medications (Epi-pens, Tylenol, Inhalers, etc.) must also be picked up. The school nurse will follow the State guideline when disposing of any medications not picked up by the end of the school day on the last day of school. If medications will be brought back to the school in the fall, you may obtain a Medical Permission form from the health tech in your school.

If you have any questions please contact the Preston Health Office at 488-7308.


Phone Numbers and Parent Contact Information:

Parents are encouraged to keep phone numbers, addresses and emergency contact information updated throughout the school year.  Watch for a student information form to come home with your child during the first week of school.  Provide your email for emergency notifications and communication from the school and district.  Sign up for Preston and PSD email alerts here.