Health Services

Nurse phone number:  785-594-7425

Lisa Pattrick

District Nurse
lpattrick@usd348.com
Ext 502

Please refer to the menu at the right for additional information on health as it applies to the school district.

Health Information for Parents
Please give your child a final check before he or she leaves for school each morning. Children who have not slept well during the night may not have the energy to participate in classes. A child with a fever (temperature greater than 100.4˚F) should not come to school until the temperature is normal (98.6˚F) for 24 hours. School and health personnel keep a constant watch on your child’s health during the day. When a student shows signs or symptoms of illness or unusual behavior, they are referred to the health office. If a child needs further attention, schools with notify parents.

School guidelines regarding communicable diseases help protect your child and other students from the spread of disease.

HealthWave and KanCare are low cost or no cost health plans for Kansans. There are no exclusions for preexisting health conditions or deductibles to be met. Coverage includes medical, dental, mental, behavioral health, and substance abuse services:  it emphasizes preventing health problems through regular checkups, or minimizing their costs through early diagnosis.

Chicken pox: Notify your school health office immediately if you suspect your child has chicken pox. The child must be excluded from school for at least six days from the start of the rash.

Streptococcal Sore Throats/Scarlet Fever: The child should be treated by a health care provider and may not attend school until he/she is under treatment and without fever for 24 hours.

Upper Respiratory Illness/Colds: The child must be able to participate in all school activities, and should not be tired or listless. Temperature must be normal for 24 hours before returning to school.

Vomiting and/or Diarrhea (persistent): Please do not send children exhibiting these symptoms to school until there has been no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.

Infectious Rashes, Ringworm, Impetigo and Scabies: Keep area covered until under treatment for 24 hours and no discharge/drainage. If your child has a rash and a fever, pleases contact a health care provider.

Head Lice: Students are allowed to return to school after treatment with an anti-parasitic shampoo.

Conjunctivitis (“pink eye”): If the child’s eyes are red, swollen and have a discharge or crusty matter in the eyelashes, pleases contact a health care provider. Your child may return to school when under treatment and no discharge is present.

Our school nurse provide excellence in health services for your child. It is extremely important for the school health office to have on file an emergency telephone number where parents can be reached. This emergency information should also contain the phone number of a nearby relative, friend or neighbor who can assume parental responsibility when a parent can not be reached. In the event of serious illness or injury, children will be transported to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have any questions about your child’s health or if you need assistance with your child’s health care needs.