Health Services



Pamela Garrity, RN, BSN, School Nurse

Melissa Patten, Health Office Secretary

603-775-8862 or 603-775-8863

Pam Garrity, School Nurse, and Melissa Patten, Health Office Secretary, are available to assist students with all their health and wellness needs! We welcome phone calls or visits to discuss any health concerns you may have about your child.


Please keep all contact, emergency, and health information updated in the case your child becomes sick or needs medical attention during the school day. Please inform the Health Office of any acute or chronic health conditions of your child, so the proper arrangements can be made.


Keeping Your Child Home


To provide a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff, we ask parents and guardians to keep children home from school during communicable phases of illness.


This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Temperature of 100 degrees or more
  • 24 hours after symptoms of an illness have ended
  • 24 hours after a temperature of 100 degrees or more has ended without help from medicine(i.e. Tylenol, Advil, Motrin)
  • 24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea has ended
  • 24 hours after the initiation of antibiotic use for strep throat, bacterial conjunctivitis, or other bacterial illness
  • Undiagnosed rashes, sores, or other skin ailments


Medications


Parents and guardians are required to deliver all medications to the Health Office. Under no circumstances shall students transport medications, prescription or non-prescription, to or from school.


If your child requires administration of an over-the-counter medication such as Advil or cough medicine, please bring in a supply in the original container labeled with your child’s name. A permission form for that is required and is available in the Lincoln Street School Health Office and on the https://www.sau16.org/about-us/health-services website. All unused medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian at the end of the year or it will be disposed of. We do not carry cough medicine or decongestants in the Health Office. If you anticipate your child will need cough drops during the school day, please send in a bag of cough drops with a note from a parent or guardian.


A physician’s signature is required to administer prescription medications at school.


Asthma & Allergies


If your child uses an inhaler or EpiPen, please contact us to discuss a plan of care. Together, we can develop an individualized Food Allergy Health Care Plan and/or an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan. Also, the School Nurse and Food Services Manager work together to provide nutritious meals for students with special dietary needs, including food allergies, diabetes, and celiac disease.


Physical Examinations & Health Screenings


Physical examinations of each student must be completed prior to or upon first entry into the public school system. If you already have a form on file in the health office, that is sufficient unless there are changes from the previous exam. Please submit an updated record if and when your child receives any new immunizations.


For more information about New Hampshire school immunization requirements, visit New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - NH.gov.