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For Downloadable Health Documents including Health History, the Over-The Counter Medication Consent Form, the Prescription Consent Form, and the Dental Clinic Consent Form, please click on the link here 
 

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SPRING HEALTH NEWS

DENTAL CLINIC

WE HAVE SCHEDULED THE FREE STUDENT DENTAL CLINIC FOR MARCH 21 AND 22.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE CONTACT THE NURSE AT 418-1089 FOR INFORMATION.  A SIGNED CONSENT IS NECESSARY FOR STUDENTS TO BE SEEN.

 

ALLERGIES

IF YOUR STUDENT HAS  SEASONAL ALLERGIES  PLEASE TAKE NOTE!  THERE ARE SOME GREAT OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS THAT CAN HELP.  ZYRTEC (generic name CETIRIZINE) AND  CLARITIN (generic name LORATIDINE) ARE SOLD WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION AND CAN BE FOUND AT ANY NEIGHBORHOOD PHARMACY.  THESE MEDICATIONS ARE TAKEN ONLY ONCE A DAY-I RECOMMEND MAKING IT PART OF A BEDTIME ROUTINE. 

FLONASE AND NASACORT ARE BOTH SOLD OVER THE COUNTER AS WELL.  BOTH OF THESE NASAL SPRAYS ARE VERY EFFECTIVE IN HELPING TO PREVENT THE SYMPTOMS OF SEASONAL ALLERGIES.  THESE ARE A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE SINCE THERE IS NO GENERIC FORM AVAILABLE.

 

FREE EYE EXAM/GLASSES VOUCHERS

VSP SIGHT FOR STUDENTS  IS A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES A VOUCHER FOR A FREE EYE EXAM AND PAIR OF GLASSES FOR YOUR STUDENT IF YOUR FAMILY QUALIFIES.  IF YOUR STUDENT IS COVERED BY MoHEALTHNET (MISSOURI MEDICAID) THEY WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THE VSP PROGRAM, BUT EVERY STUDENT ON MoHEALTHNET CAN HAVE A FREE EYE EXAM AND PAIR OF GLASSES EVERY 24 MONTHS.  WE HAVE ALREADY PASSED OUT A NUMBER OF THESE VOUCHERS TO STUDENTS HERE AT AC PREP AND THERE ARE MORE AVAILABLE.  PLEASE CALL THE NURSE AT (816)418-1089 WITH QUESTIONS.

 

SPORTS PHYSICALS

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SPORTS PHYSICALS ARE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR.  THE LATEST INFO WE HAVE:

  • CVS WALK-IN CLINIC AT 315 W. 75TH - $59 CASH  (WILL NOT BILL INSURANCE)
  • WALGREENS WALK-IN CLINIC AT 39TH AND BROADWAY - $60  CASH  (WILL NOT BILL INSURANCE)
  • CHILDREN’S MERCY TEEN CLINIC BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – WILL BILL INSURANCE, ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CO-PAY
  • MARVIN’S CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE, WALK-IN AT 811 LINWOOD BLVD - $25 CASH

 

DRUGS/MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

OUR SCHOOL POLICY STATES THAT STUDENTS MAY NOT POSSESS ANY MEDICATIONS AT ANY TIME WHILE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY (EXCEPT INHALERS).  PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, IF YOUR CHILD MUST TAKE A MEDICATION AT SCHOOL, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING IT TO THE SCHOOL NURSE AND SIGN A CONSENT FORM.  IF THE MEDICATION IS TAKEN FROM YOUR STUDENT BY SECURITY, IT IS GIVEN TO THE NURSE, BUT THE STUDENT IS NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE THE MEDICATION UNTIL A CONSENT HAS BEEN SIGNED.  PLEASE HELP YOUR STUDENT STAY COMPLIANT WITH THIS SCHOOL POLICY.

*MOST MEDICATION CAN BE TAKEN AT HOME BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL.

Last Modified on January 22, 2016
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