Contact

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    Health Services 

     

    Main office

    822 S. Clearview Pkwy. Harahan, La 70123

    Office: 504-736-7386


    Fax: 504-736-7389

    West Bank Office

    501 Manhattan Blvd. Harvey, LA 70058

    Office:  504-349-7673

    Fax: 504-3497688

     

    Daphne Walker, R.N., M.S.N. - Director of Health Services

    Stacey Chalin, R.N. - Nursing/Medicaid Coordinator

ABOUT US

  • The Health Services Department manages the day-to-day student health needs, emergency health needs and in-school management of chronic and acute health conditions.  We are dedicated to promoting the physical, social and emotional well-being of all students enrolled in order to reduce health-related absenteeism and barriers to learning.  Core services of the school health services program include nursing assessments, health counseling, referrals and follow-up for suspected or confirmed health problems; individualized health care plan development; in-school care management for chronic and acute health conditions; assistance with medication administration and health care procedures; vision and hearing screenings; first aid and emergency health services; communicable disease prevention and intervention; and emergency preparedness.

     

    ILLNESS OR INJURIES

    • When a student has a minor illness or injury, the School Nurse or a trained JPS emplloyee will provide first-aid and notify the parent.  
    • If the student has a life threatening illness or injury, 911 will be called and the school will contact a parent immediately.  
    • All parents/guardians are asked to complete or update the Student Emergency Card every year, with their current phone and address information in order for school staff to contact the parent/guardian in the event of a medcial emergency or illness.

     

    HEALTH CONDITIONS

    • It is the parent's/guardian's responsibility to inform the School Nurse about any eixisting health conditions that their child has (i.e., asthma, diabetes, ADHD, seizures, heart problems, sickle cell anemia, etc.) by completing the JPS Health Information Form or by scheduling a health conference with the School Nurse.
    • If the student will require special health accommodations or procedures during the school day (i.e., blood sugar checks, catheterization, tracheostomy care, g-tube feedings, etc.), a State of Louisiana Physician’s Authorization for Specialized Care form must be completed by a Louisiana licensed physician  and submitted to the School Nurse.
    • In order for the school to send or receive information to or from the physician or school outside of JPSS, the parent must complete a Release of Information Form.
    • It is the parent’s responsibility to provide all required equipment and supplies for the procedure.
    • Applicable forms that may be needed can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below:

     

    FOOD ALLERGIES & DIETARY MODIFICATIONS

    • Students with food allergies or sepcial dietary needs should submit a Medical Statement to Request School Meal Modification completed by a Lousiana licensed physician to the School Nurse.
    • Applicable forms that may be needed can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below:

     

    IMMUNIZATIONS

    • In accordance with Louisiana law, all students registering at a Jefferson Parish School must be immunized according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health Immunization Schedule.
    • A STATE OF LOUSIANA UNIVERSAL CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATIONS with a valid expiration date must be presented at registration.
    • Medical, religious or personal dissents must be submitted in wrting to the school and signed by the appropriate authority based on the type of dissent.  
    • If there is an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease for which the student is not immunized, he/she will be excluded from school by the Office of Public Health for an extended period of time until the threat of transmission has passed.
    • Information regarding the required vaccinations for school entry in Louisiana can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
    • GNO Shot Bus Calendar  

     

    VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS

    • JPS School Nurses conduct routine vision and hearing screenings every year for all students in PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades.  Students in other grades may also be screened at the request of a parent or school staff, if a problem is suspected, or, if they are being evaluated for Special Education services.
    • If a student fails his/her vision or hearing screening, the nurse will send  a letter to the parent/guardian. Evaluation by an LA licensed eye doctor/audiologist is strongly encouraged for all screening failures.
    • A copy of the doctor’s evaluation or prescription should be returned to the School Nurse.

     

  • MEDICATION ASSESSMENT OFFICE

    2021 SUMMER HOURS

    The Jefferson Parish Schools Medication Assessment Offices are open in July to allow early registration of student medications for the 2021-2022 school year.

     Please take advantage of the summer office hours to avoid long wait times and to allow your child access to medication on the first day of school.

    LOCATIONS:

    East Bank Assessment Medication Office - 822 S. Clearview Pkwy, Harahan, Room 212

    West Bank Medication Assessment Office - 501 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, Room 2501

    DATES & TIMES:  

    July 6th, through July 30st, Monday through Friday.

    Appointments times are between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. daily.

     

    CALL TODAY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT!!

    To schedule an appointment, please call

     (504) 736-7386 or (504)-349-7673.

     

    Please bring ALL of the following to your Medication Office appointment:

    State of Louisiana Medication Order form completed and signed by a licensed healthcare provider*  (Dated ON OR AFTER July 1st, 2021)

    Parent Consent form completed and signed by a parent/legal guardian*

    Prescribed medication in original container with a printed pharmacy label

    The student must come with the parent to the medication assessment office.