Welcome to Desert Vista Health Center
As of January 1, 2010, the Desert Vista Health Office will no longer be providing “stock” acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin). Parents must provide the Health Office all such over-the-counter medications for their students' use.
DESERT VISTA IS A DRUG-FREE CAMPUS. FOR THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF ALL OUR STUDENTS, ALL MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING TYLENOL AND ADVIL, MUST BE KEPT IN THE SCHOOL NURSE’S OFFICE. STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY MEDICATIONS WITH THEM TO SCHOOL.
Medication Consent Form
Students requiring an over-the-counter pain reliever during the school day MUST have had their parent or guardian deliver it to the Health Office with a signed permission slip, and the medications must be administered by the School Nurse. Please print and complete the before delivering it to the School Nurse along with the referenced medication.Except in specific cases, the school nurse will NOT distribute medications during the first or seventh periods.
Per District Policy, students are NOT permitted to carry medicine of any kind during the school day. There are 3 exceptions: Asthma, Diabetes, and Anaphylactic Allergy.
ASTHMA - if the doctor has said that they need to carry an inhaler, please complete the asthma care plan and inhaler form and return to the nurse.
DIABETES - These students may carry their meters, insulin and supplies. Please check with the nurse, and/or print forms from website to submit to the nurse.
ANAPHYLACTIC ALLERGY - Please complete appropriate paperwork for the nurse in order for the student to carry an Epipen. Many of these students also require Benadryl. Benadryl needs to be brought to the nurse in the original, sealed package with a med permit form. Most of these students also keep an Epipen in the Health office.
If your student can take medicine at home, please have them do so. If absolutely necessary to take medicine during the school day, the parent MUST bring the prescribed/desired medicine to the nurse in its original, sealed container, and complete a medication permission form. Students may NOT carry the medication to the nurse. This applied to over-the-counter medicine as well as prescription medicine. All medications need to be picked up at the end of the school year or they will be discarded.
If you receive a letter in the mail regarding immunizations, PLEASE take the time to read it and follow through with whatever is needed. State law mandates what immunizations are required for a student to attend school. Every student MUST be current!
DV Nurse Contact
Health Center Hours
7:15 AM – 3:30 PM or by appointment.
The nurse is not available during 6th hour.