GTCHS Health Room - located in building 120 inside the Charter Cafe. Direct Phone Number: 864-250-8490
The Health Room is designed to be a first aid station to address minor illnesses or injuries that occur at school. Please do not send sick students to school looking for a diagnosis. Our school nurse is Ms. Ellie McCann R.N.
In accordance with state law, NO medications, whether prescription or over the counter, may be carried on a student’s person on campus. This includes Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibuprofen), homeopathics, and antihistamines. Carrying unauthorized medication can lead to suspension and even expulsion.
Parents should complete all of the health information on Beginning of the Year Paperwork 2023-2024 which is found on your Family Dashboard at the start of school. If you want your student authorized to receive (free) acetaminophen or ibuprofen during the school day, be sure to click that box on the online form.
For students with self-medication/procedure permission (diabetic care) or who have a medical condition that we should be aware of, a self-administered permission form along with doctor-care instructions should be submitted right away. Parents and students must also complete the Student Self-Administer Acknowledgement Form.
Use of assistive devices including, but not limited to crutches, wheelchairs, boots, braces/prosthetics, or use of the elevator or special parking privileges in school following an injury and/or upon returning to school after a surgical procedure requires a medical order submitted from the medical provider regarding the use of the device in school. The orders must include the following:
- A request from the medical provider that the student be allowed to use an assistive device at school.
- The diagnosis or reasons the student needs to use an assistive device.
- A statement of how long the student will need to use an assistive device.
- A list of the accommodation(s) required at school.
All students must have written confirmation from the medical provider to resume normal activities.
Emails concerning the care of your student(s) are encouraged! Please send to EMcCann@staff.gtchs.org.
Please keep the health room informed of any changes to your student’s health so we can be better prepared should there be an emergency. Here’s to a happy, healthy school year!
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Ms. Ellie McCann RN
Nurse Ellie McCann is excited to serve our students in the health room this year!