Healthy Children Learn Better
Students, parents, family members and community members are welcome to stop by our Wellness Center to discuss any concerns orquestions. The goal of the Wellness Center is to help students at Patrick Henry High School experience optimal health. The Wellness Center at Patrick Henry High School is open 5 days a week when school is in session. The office is located in the Administrative wing of the school. Questions or concerns about student health issues can be directed to the Patrick Henry High School Nurse at 619-286-0452.
ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE: The academic success of students requires good health. School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success,and life-long achievement of students. The school nurse supports and promotes academic success by intervening with actual and potential health problems; providing case management services; promoting health and safety; and collaborating with others to build student and familycapacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and lifelong learning.
NURSE’S OFFICE: Open on school days from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm.
The school nurse helps to maintain, improve andpromote the health of students by providing the following services:
- Assessment and management of sick student and staff ((Injuries, first aid, faculty/staff health education).
- Athletics (respond to injuries after school during on-campus practice and games), medical verification of eligibility/sports clearance.
- Collaboration with other school staff regarding student needs and referrals.
- Coordinate athletic participation screening process.
- Food and clothing bank referrals for students.
- Health education/counseling.
- Health procedures for students as needed.
- Healthy Families/Medi-Cal referral.
- Homeless student support.
- IEP reports/nursing assessments.
- Maintain school health records, medication administration, manage medical conditions (diabetes, seizures, tube feedings, catheterizations, suctioning per physician orders), provide sport physicals, medical assessment and support of Special Education students and others with health problems impacting academic success, provide dental, vision and hearing screening and referrals.
- Mandatory staff trainings (First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, CPS training, TB skin tests).
- Meet with students to address physical and mental health needs.
- Monitor attendance and coordinate/facilitate appropriate support.
- Monitor immunization status of students, refer to clinic to for administration of missing immunizations.
- Pregnant minor program support.
- Referrals for follow up care (medical, dental and behavioral health, substance.
- Social Service Referrals.
- Special Education assessments.
- Vision, dental and hearing screening and referrals.
PHHS WELLNESS CENTER
Lynn J Vogelgesang, MSN, FNP, RN
Amy Berwind MSN, FNP, RN
Sharon Hackett Health Technician