Health Services

Welcome to the Farmington High School Health Office

Health Office hours 7:30AM – 3:30PM, Monday – Friday on student contact days. 

 Ingrid Soderholm, RN
651-252-2506
Fax (651)252-2520
isoderholm@farmington.k12.mn.us 
Nicole Hird, LPN
651-252-2860
nhird@farmington.k12.mn.us


Health Office Services
Including and not limited to:

  • Daily Medication Administration
  • As Needed Medication Administration
    • A parent or guardian must complete the Medication Authorization Form annually and it must be signed by your child's physician and returned to the health office at your child's school. 
  • Administer first aid and emergency care
  • Evaluation and/or care as needed for students with
    • Chronic illnesses
    • Injuries
    • Concussion
    • Surgery recovery
    • Assistance with collection of data and record keeping
    • Immunizations
    • Health Screenings (Hearing and Vision)


    Medications

The FHS Health Office does not stock the following:

  • Tums
  • Cough Drops
  • Benadryl
  • Cough/Cold Medicine
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol

If you anticipate that your child may need Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Benadryl during the school day (headaches, colds, allergies, etc.) please be proactive by completing the Medication Authorization Form located on the District Health Services web page. A physician must also sign the Medication Authorization which can then be faxed to Health Services at 651-252-2520. A supply of authorized medication to be provided to health office in original bottle/packaging. Both prescription and non-prescription medications must be in the original bottle and labeled with the correct name, medication dose and time it is to be given. No baggies of medication will be accepted. To help assure the safety of all students, an adult must bring medication to school.

Students may carry Tums or cough drops with them and there is no need for permission from a physician or parent. 

Self-Administration

Students needing inhalers to treat asthma are encouraged to keep their inhalers in the nurses' offices. However, students can be given the option to carry their own inhaler if the parent and physician feel that the student is responsible to know when and how to administer the medication. 

Additionally, medications such as Benadryl, Epi-Pen, Tylenol and Ibuprofen may be carried by students if parent, school nurse, and physician feel that the student is responsible and is able to express appropriate usage and administration.

An agreement to self-administer medication must be signed by the parent, physician, student and nurse. A copy of this form is available from the nurse’s office at your child’s school or at the District Health Services web page.

Please see the District Health Services Web page for additional health information and Medication Permission Forms required for students to take medications at school. 


School Guidelines for Keeping Your Child Home

  • When a child has a fever of 100 or more, the child should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal (without needing medication to keep the temperature down).
  • When a child has vomited or had diarrhea, the child should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  • When a child has an unexplained rash, please check with your family physician before sending the child to school.
  •  When your child is not running a fever, but is having excessive secretions, continual coughing or excessively tired it may also be good to keep him/her at home. Extra sleep, fluids, and possibly medication can be effective in resolving these symptoms and preventing a relapse.

 

If your child will not be in school please call the Attendance line:

9th or 10th grade, please call 651-252-2505. 
11th or 12th grade, please call 651-252-2513.


Immunizations

Minnesota Immunization law requires that children enrolled in school to be immunized against certain disease or file a legal medical or notarized conscientious exemption with the school.

The following immunizations are required for high school enrollment:

  • 2 Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) (1st dose must be after age 1)
  • 1 Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (Tdap) (Booster given after age 11)
  • 3 Polio Immunizations
  • 3 Hepatitis B Immunizations
  • 2 Chicken Pox (Varicella) (spaced at least 28 days apart)
  • 1 Meningococcal Immunization (grade 9 and 10 requirement 18/19 school year)
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