Clinic

Welcome to the MES Clinic. Mrs. Karen Schricker, RN, is here to provide emergency medical care, screen students for illness, teach health maintenance, and administer medication and physician-ordered treatment and/or procedures. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call. 

  • Clinic: (804) 723-3644
  • Sick Line: (804) 723-3640

Absences Due to Illness

Nurse examining studentIf your child will be absent from school due to illness, please report his/her absence by calling the MES Sick Line at (804) 723-3640. 

Returning to School After an Illness

Students should be free of fever, vomit, and diarrhea for a minimum of 24-consecutive hours without medication before returning to school.

Medication

Hanover County’s medication policy prohibits students from carrying any type of prescription or over-the-counter medication. A parent or guardian must bring all medications, unopened and in their original container, to the clinic and complete a Permission to Dispense form. Students who require medication at school for ten days or more should submit a doctor’s written order.

Allergies

At the beginning of the school year, we distribute allergy alert letters to classrooms in which there are students with severe allergies. These letters provide guidelines for foods to avoid as snacks, in order to protect our students. If you receive an allergy letter, please read it carefully, and keep it for reference throughout the year. 

Wellness Policy

During the summer of 2015, Hanover County’s school board revised the wellness policy (School Board Policy 6-3.19) to state that students may not bring food into the school building to share with other students. If you wish to recognize your child’s birthday or another special occasion, please do not send edible treats for the class. 

This policy also requires that we provide all parents with advance notification of any instructional activities or classroom parties that may involve food. For this reason, you will receive at least one week’s notice of these events, including a specific menu. This notification will also be your opportunity to provide permission for your child to participate or offer information regarding accommodations specific to your child.

Forms

The following forms may be printed and delivered to the clinic. Paper copies available upon request. 

The following forms may be picked up from the clinic or requested from Mrs. Karen Schricker.

  • Memorandum of Understanding for Private Duty Nurse
  • Release of Medical Information
  • Medically Fragile Health Services Plan
  • Medical Procedure Order Form
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