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Flumist Clinic for Students 
November 7, 2019   Time  From 3:30--6:30
Location: Bedford Health Department
                600 Bedford Ave.
                Bedford, VA.
Telephone #  540-586-7952
Medicaid and Private Insurance Accepted or Self Pay ($30)

Health Update

The new school year is moving right along!    The flu season is upon us and prevention is definitely the tool of choice.

 

  • Remember good hand-washing and healthy lifestyles are the top two rules of prevention!  This would include a good eight hours of sleep each night, a healthy and balanced diet along with plenty of water and regular exercise.  A daily dose of fresh air is always a plus!

 

  • If the flu should catch up with you, increase your rest and your fluids.Treat symptoms with over-the-counter medications.Above all, do not share your flu!Stay home until fever free for 24 hours.

 

Flumist Administration

  • There will be no flumist this year

Clinic Reminder

  • As per each year, all paperwork for medication administration, asthma care plans, Tylenol and benadryl administration, emergency cards, etc. are only valid for the current school year.  New forms must be filled out for each school year and returned to the school office or clinic.   If your student has diabetes, asthma, severe allergies or special medical conditions, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the clinic and obtain the required paperwork.  It is extremely important that we have medical procedures/guidelines documented for your student in case of an emergent situation.

 

Screening Information

  • Vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings have been completed.     Screenings have also completed for any new students transferring from out-of-state schools, private schools or those whom have been home schooled.  Parents have been notified if a concern was found.  Please complete the paperwork sent home so that we may document the MD findings.

 

  • If your student is not in the 10th grade and you have a concern in one of these areas, please call the school nurse.  We will gladly screen your student and provide you with the results.

 

Health and Safety Information:

 

Prevention is the best measure against illness.  Parents can be a great help if they teach and demonstrate the practice of good hand washing and keeping their child home when they are sick.  Many of us make the mistake of returning to work, school, or athletics too early when our immune system is still compromised and we are not fully recovered.  This opens the other students and staff up to illness and the risk catching a new illness ourselves.

 

 

Enjoy the fall weather.  As always, I am here and ready to assist you and your student with any medical needs/concerns you may have.  Please feel free to contact the clinic during school hours.

Stay healthy and happy and remember to wash those hands! 







Follow the links on the left under medical forms to print from home care plans. 
Click on the link below for the new healthy snack list 
Healthy Snack List BCPS 2017.docx
Please register your child for Caredox!
English_CareDox Health Registration Flyer_BedfordVA 2018.pdf
Spanish_CareDox Health Registration Flyer_BedfordVA 2018.pdf



Read this recently this recently updated CDC feature on food safety tips on food and vegetables.
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pli=1#label/PKnox/FMfcgxwBWKbBPzxtgLXKdmlTkgdPCdNs

 Newsletter October 2019



SMILE!

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Clinic Hours: 8:20 am to 3:50 pm 

Phone: (540) 586-2541
Fax: (540) 586-7720

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