Health Services
 
   
     Lorie Miller, RN BSN, Director of Health Services
     Anne WilkeAdministrative Assistant
 
     Phone:  480-545-2736, Ext. 117


Gilbert Public Schools has nurse coverage in association with health assistants in all of our schools. We are available to assist students with illness and injury related problems. In addition to these primary services, we conduct health screenings, assist students and families with referrals for health related services, do follow-up, and act as a health education resource person for students, their families and our GPS staff.
 
Important information from Maricopa County Department of Public Health regarding pertussis (whooping cough) - Pertussis Awareness Letter
 
For information concerning immunizations visit our Immunization Link.

ANNUAL SCREENINGS

Hearing: Hearing screenings are provided to Preschool, Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2, Grade 6 and Grade 9 every year per mandate under the guidelines of the Arizona Department of Health Hearing Conservation Program.
All special education students are screened on a yearly basis.
The screening we provide is not a test of hearing.
If a student does not pass a second screening, their parent/guardian will be notified 

Vision: Vision screenings are conducted each year with selected groups of students per Arizona guidelines.
Usually grades preschool, K,1, 3, 6 and 9 are done each year.
Parent/guardian will be notified if the student does not pass the screening.

Scoliosis: Students in grades 6 and 7, are screened for scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
Parent/guardian will be notified if the screening indicates further medical advice might be advisable.

Other Screenings: Optional blood pressure screening may be conducted in grade 5.
 
Head Lice/Nits Information:  Lice infestation has nothing to do with socioeconomic status or hygiene standards.
Anyone can get head lice. Lice and nits are commonly transmitted in children when they share combs, brushes, hats and coats.
Lice checks are performed on students when a parent or teacher suspects their child/student has lice or if classmates and/or siblings have lice.
If a student is found to have live head lice, their parent/guardian will be notified to take their child home.
The child must be treated and have most of the nits removed from the hair shafts before returning to school.
Students may not return to school until all live lice have been removed.
The Health Office Staff must recheck the student's hair prior to returning to school. Elementary school Health Office Staff will send home a general letter when lice have been detected in the classroom of your student.  

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html

Head Lice.pdf


                                               
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