(908) 713-4171 Click here for the Health Services Webpage
LOCATION: The Health Office is located on the first floor across from the theater. The office is open during school hours.
MISSION: The mission of the Health Office is to enhance the educational process by the modification or removal of health related barriers to learning and by promoting an optimal level of wellness. The parents/ guardians assume primary responsibility for student health.
ILLNESS/ INJURY: A certified school nurse will assist with illness, injuries or health related issues. In the case of serious injury or illness, the parents/ guardians will be notified. If parents/ guardians cannot be reached, designated emergency contacts will be notified to transport the student for medical follow-up or home. Please update these contacts annually. If the need for an ambulance/ emergency care occurs, the parent/ guardian will be contacted and the student will be transported to Hunterdon Medical Center Emergency Room via rescue squad. Medication
MEDICATION POLICY: State law does not permit students to carry prescription or over the counter medication while at school except in the case of potentially life threatening illness (Inhalers for Asthma; Epipens for severe allergic reactions; and Insulin/Glucagon for Diabetes). If it is necessary for a student to receive medication during the school day, the school nurse will administer it. State law requires a written prescription signed by a physician or nurse practitioner including diagnosis, medication dosage, route and time of administration, a written consent of the parent/ guardian, and a medication delivered to the health office by the parent in the original pharmacy container. Forms are available in the health office and on the NHHS website, www.nhvweb.net (Health Office site)
INHALER/ EPIPEN/INSULIN/GLUCAGON – SELF-ADMINISTRATION: NJ Statutes Title 18A states that “students may be permitted to self-administer medication for asthma or other life threatening illness (i.e. diabetes, beesting or peanut allergy) provided proper procedures are followed”. A self-administration form and a diabetic management form must be signed by the doctor and parent/guardian annually in order for a student to carry an inhaler, epipen or insulin/glucagon (and blood glucose meter) in the school. Forms are available in the health office or on the NHHS web page, http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/home/ (Health Office site).
Freshmen – All entering freshman are required to have a physical examination by their NJ Licensed physician or nurse practitioner before entering school in September. If required, immunizations should be updated during the physical exam. The forms to be completed are sent to the home with the freshmen letter in June and due by August 1st prior to entering NHHS.
Transfer Students: All students transferring into NHHS are required to submit proof of immunizations in compliance with NJ Statutes and a physical examination form (provided when registering) prior to entering the school. A tuberculin skin test (Mantoux) is required for all students transferring from another country as required by the New Jersey Department of Education guidelines.
Sports Participation: The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Board of Education and the State of New Jersey require an annual physical examination for participation in interscholastic sports. The physical examination form, medical history completed by the parent/ guardian, and parent and student signatures must be completed and submitted to the health office prior to the first day of practice.
Vision/ Hearing Screening: Vision and hearing screenings are performed on all 11th grade students. Annual screens are performed on students requiring frequent review and upon teacher, parent or student request.
Scoliosis Screening: Scoliosis screening will be offered to all 9th and 11th grade students who have not had a physical examination during the current school year. Scoliosis screening is biennial in accordance with the Pamphlet Law 2000.c126, September 21, 2000. The school nurse and school physician (if needed) will check for any abnormalities. An appropriate referral will be suggested if necessary. A pupil may be exempt from this exam if requested in writing by the parent or guardian or the Scoliosis Screening Form can be used. It is available in the Nurse’s office or on the NHHS website/Health Department. Please call the Health Office with any concerns: 908-713-4171.