Welcome to the VHS Health Office Web Site. Browse this site for information concerning our health services, school health requirements, athletic participation information and community links. Please note the New Student and Athletics pages above.
The Health Office is located in the first floor in room 131, next to the Guidance area. The nurses assist with acute and chronic illnesses and injuries as needed. All students who become ill during the school day should report to the Health Office with a pass from their classroom teacher. Students may rest or contact their parents to provide transportation home. If the student is a senior and drives to school, a permission email or fax must be sent to the nurse by a parent/guardian to release the child home. Parents will be contacted concerning serious illness or injury. If a parent is not available, the emergency contact will be notified or, if not available, the student will be taken to Hunterdon Medical Center for care. Please keep you emergency contact information up to date on Aspen.
If an injury occurs at school, students will complete an accident form and a supplemental insurance form will be sent home. Please notify the nurses of any head injury. The State of New Jersey mandates a proactive concussion protocol for all students and we can assist with adaptations for the school environment during recovery.
New Jersey state law now requires that all children have health insurance. Information about low cost health insurance can be found at http://www.njfamilycare.org/. Please contact the nurses for dental, immunization or eye glass assistance if needed.
The Voorhees nurses would like to assist your student with any chronic illness or disability while at school. Please contact us to discuss any matters that impact your child’s health and education.
Please keep the nurses updated on any change in health status and new immunizations. Our staff can provide health information for camp and college applications, immunization records, driving vision tests, and working papers based on the physical exam and immunization records provided to the Health Office. This information will be available from the Guidance Department after graduation.
The Health Office staff also completes hearing and vision testing, scoliosis exams, height, weight and blood pressure screenings. Parents will be notified of concerns. Please see our forms sidebar to request a scoliosis screening waiver as needed.
The TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS program of the United Way of Hunterdon County will be offering free school supplies to families in need for the coming school year. Please see the Tools for Schools application on the school web page. Student can also see us in the health office the first weeks of school as needs arise. School supplies available in limited quantity may include: Pens, Pencils, cases, erasers, highlighters, sharpeners, spiral notebooks, filler paper, binders, graph paper, composition books, index cards, post it notes, folders, dividers, construction paper, glue, glue sticks, tape, crayons, colored pencils and markers, scissors, white out, flash drives, calculators, rulers, protractors, compasses, dictionaries, thesaurus’, book covers, and book bags.
Please keep us informed of any medical concerns that may arise throughout the school year. We look forward to working with you to provide a safe and healthy school experience.