• Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the clinic?

    We are located at the right rear of the building (the auditorium side). You can come to the clinic through the front office to drop off meds, speak with the nurse or pick-up your student.


    What do you need to know about the health of my student?

    Yearly, parents/guardians will be requested to review/update their student’s health issues (if any) including allergies, current and previous health conditions and current medications (including those taken at home). Please keep the clinic updated of health issues, medication changes, extended illness and hospitalizations during the year. This is important information to keep current in our records. 


    What health information is shared with the faculty?

    Critical alerts such as insulin dependent diabetes, life-threatening allergies, and seizures are shared with the student’s teachers each semester.

    Other health concerns are shared if this knowledge or lack of knowledge may affect your student’s health, safety, or educational needs. I respect your wishes in this area.


    What if my student is ill?

    Please keep your student home if he/she has had a temperature of 100 degrees or higher within the past 24 hours, without fever-reducing medicines. Also,  if your student is vomiting or has diarrhea prior to coming to school, please remain at home for 24 hours. 


    How does my student contact me about illnesses or injuries at school?

    Your student should come to the clinic. If you get a text from your student that he/she is ill, please tell him/her to go to the clinic. Your student can contact you anytime from the clinic. 


    Who can pick up my student?

    A parent or guardian should pick up a student. If you choose to send a family member or friend, please speak to us first. You will then be required to send an email to the attendance office designating who will pick up the student.


    What if my student drives to school?

    If your student is ill and needs to go home, we need to speak to a parent or guardian to allow him/her to drive home. If we are unable to reach you at all available contact numbers, messages must be left for you and at that time, your designated alternative can approve the student’s departure from school.



    What is the proper way to handle medications needed during the school day?

    Students are not allowed to carry medications at school with the exceptions of emergency medications (inhalers, Epipens and Insulin, which must have a doctor's written order on file in the clinic). All medication must be delivered to the clinic by the parent or guardian.

    The following information is required;

         * in the original container

         * Physician's orders

         * Nonprescription medications  to be given more than 15 times also require a physician's signature.

         * District medication/health forms are located on the FBISD website: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/888

         * Emergent conditions require meds forms to be updated annually. Please refer to the district website for appropriate conditions. 

         * Please see the nurse at the beginning of each school year.


    Medications should be picked up within 2 weeks of the end of treatment or at the end of the school year. Medications left at the end of the school year will be discarded.


    What about immunizations?

    Parents/guardians are responsible for providing and updating the required immunization records for your students to enter and remain in school. 


    What if my student is injured, temporarily disabled or recovering from an illness or surgery?

    Please provide documentation from your physician. We can write a pass for additional time between classes, contact teachers/coaches about activity restrictions and other needed classroom interventions. Please keep us informed!


    What about email communication?

    The clinic uses SNAP for electronic health record management.   This software can aid in parent communication via email.  For confidentiality purposes, the emails are encrypted. 


    Is my student excused if he/she goes home from the clinic? 

     This is excused if it is determined that the student is infectious or too ill to remain at school. If the student chooses to go home without a justifiable health condition, this it is unscheduled. If you are told that your students must remain at home for the next day, you must provide a note for the attendance office. 


    Does the clinic have Narcan available? 

    Yes, the clinic has Narcan available for emergent issues. Both of our clinic nurses have been trained on administration of the medication and the symptoms of opioid overdose. 


    Please call, email or come by the clinic anytime. You are always welcome!