Welcome to the North Hunterdon High School Health Office web page. We would like to inform you of the health office requirements and assist with any health care needs your student may have during their educational years at North. Our office is located on the first floor across from the theater.
ALL MEDICAL PAPERWORK THAT YOU NEED IS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE AND CAN BE PRINTED AT YOUR HOME. Please read through this website and the Health Office Requirements listed on the left sidebar for complete details.
- Cynthia Peck will process paperwork for all students whose last name begins with A-L and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kristine Vitelli will process paperwork for all students whose last name begins with M-Z and can be contacted at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT: All Parents Must Complete The Following Forms In Aspen…
- Over the Counter Medication Form-Please answer “yes” or “no” to each medication to be administered by the nurses. Your child will not be permitted to receive medication from the nurse for a headache, cramps etc. if you do not complete this form in Aspen.
- Emergency Medical/Contact Information Form-Please complete in Aspen and list all contacts, be sure to update as needed. Answer “yes” or “no” to inhaler, Epinephrine and diabetes. Enter any allergies. This form is very important.
Freshmen and New Transfer Students: The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Board of Education requires a physical examination for all ninth grade and transfer students. The exam must be dated within one year of entry into school and needs to be documented on the NJ State Annual Physical Exam Form. A current immunization record should be submitted with the physical exam. Forms are available on this website.
If you do not have health insurance please contact us for alternate arrangements. We have also provided a link to NJ FamilyCare Health Insurance to assist you, if needed.
9th Grade Physical Forms for incoming Freshman are due in the Health Office by August 1st
STUDENTS CANNOT START SCHOOL UNTIL PHYSICALS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED
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. 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. Therefore, it is critical the EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM be completed in Aspen each school year. Please update this form in Aspen if emergency telephone numbers change during the school year.
Notes from Physicians: All letters from physicians, other than attendance notes, should be brought to health office initially. Trainers, coaches and teachers will be notified accordingly by the health office. Please be sure to submit a return to activities letter when your child’s condition resolves so it does not hinder future eligibility for athletics, physical education, field trips and/or activities.
Medications: 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 and Auto-Injector Epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, and Insulin/Glucagon/Supplies 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 your health care provider including diagnosis, medication dosage, route and time of administration, and written consent of the parent/ guardian. The medication is to be delivered to the health office by the parent in the original pharmacy container. Forms are available in the health office and on this site. Medications other than inhalers, Epinephrine and diabetic supplies must be delivered to health office and picked up from health office by parents. All medications not picked up by the last day of school will be discarded.
Epinephrine, inhaler, diabetic and other required orders must be submitted in order for your child to participate in athletics, field trips and other school sponsored activities.
Screenings: All students will be screened for Height, Weight, and Blood Pressure. 11th grade students will be screened for vision and hearing. 9th and 11th grade students will be screened for scoliosis if they do not submit a current physical. A pupil may be exempt from the scoliosis exam if we receive written parental/guardian notification. If you wish to exclude your child from scoliosis screening complete, sign, and return the Scoliosis Parent Form in the sidebar and return to the Health Office. Screenings may be requested by teachers, parents, or students if there is a health concern.
A letter will be sent home for further medical follow-up on any screenings that fall outside of normal parameters as defined by NJ state code or as deemed necessary by the NHHS School Physician.
Sports Participation: Please visit the Athletic Forms page located in our Links. There you will find complete instructions of Health & Athletic Requirements.
Reminder: The Health History Update Questionnaire, Over the Counter Medication Form, Emergency Medical Information/Contact Form and Consents for athletics and intramurals are now completed in Aspen. You must sign in under your parent account.
The Physical Exam must be on the NHHS Annual Physical Examination Form (Pages 1-5), be dated within 365 days of the first practice date of the sport, and be completed in its entirety – this includes Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, Pulse, and VISION. Remember to bring your glasses or wear your contacts when you visit your health care provider.
Special Note: It is the students responsibility to carry their prescribed medications for life threatening conditions (Inhaler; Epinephrine; Diabetic supplies, etc.) to all practices and games.
SPORT PAPERWORK DEADLINES ARE POSTED ON THE NHHS HOME PAGE & THE NORTH ATHLETIC PAGE
School Accident Insurance: The NHVRHS Board of Education has purchased insurance coverage to assist all students with accidental injury. Coverage is provided for virtually all school sponsored and supervised activities. Although this coverage is very broad, there are restrictions, limitations and exclusions in this policy. In many situations, medical bills may not be covered in full. The NHHS Accident Report will need to be completed by the student in the Health Office for any school related injury. Please contact us with any questions. This is a secondary insurance.
Working Papers: Section C; Physician’s certification can be completed by the school nurse when a physical examination, is on file at the school. Otherwise, the student’s personal medical provider can complete this section. It may take up to 3 days for health office to complete any and all forms so please plan accordingly.