Clark Memorial Hospital and Clark Physician Group, LLC is excited to continue its collaboration with Greater Clark County Schools to provide limited health care services performed by a Nurse Practitioner to all students enrolled in the school system. A Nurse Practitioner will be available when school is in session at Jeffersonville (appointments scheduled 7:50-2:10) and Charlestown High Schools (appointments scheduled 8:00-2:30) to provide the services, free of charge, during the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of this collaboration is to decrease student absences in an effort to enhance student achievement.
Elementary and middle school students needing services should visit the nurse in the health office of their school. The nurse will contact the clinic and coordinate an appointment. Parents can then pick up and transport their child, or transportation can be provided by GCCS.
Services will be limited to those performed by a Nurse Practitioner, which may include diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses. Additionally, medication may be administered and prescribed where appropriate. In the event that a health matter is beyond the scope of the services provided, a referral will be made to the student’s primary care physician, urgent care, emergency department or a call to 911.
It is important to understand that the Nurse Practitioner services are not intended to replace the student’s primary care physician. Students are encouraged to see their primary care physician for routine preventative care, illnesses beyond those noted above, chronic health conditions, and any follow-up care.
Should you wish to have your student receive this service, you must complete the consent through Infosnap or your school health office. You must also complete a medical questionnaire and provide it to the school health office. Follow the link in Infosnap or obtain a form through the school’s health office or on the GCCS website. Please note that those students who are 18 years of age may consent to their own medical treatment, unless there is a guardian.
We look forward to partnering with you to help keep your child healthy and in school. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Teresa Stengel, GCCS Health Services Coordinator, at 812-288-4802.