MVHS Health Services
Welcome to Murrieta Valley High School's Health Office
(951) 696-1408 ext. 5292Fax (951) 304-1810IMPORTANT NEWS - 7th-12th grade students are now required to get a Whooping Cough shot before starting the 2011-2012 school year. Call your doctor today to schedule this immunization appointment. More Details....Our office is staffed with a full time Health Technician, Cris Gorria, and a credentialed school nurse, Barbara Shuman, MSN, RN.
Barbara Shuman, MSN RN: Registered Nurse
(951) 696-1408 x5292
Cris Gorria: Health Tech
(951) 696-1408 x5257
The main goal of the health office is to provide basic first aid and / or medical assistance to students in need, and to help determine whether they will return to class or go home when they visit the health office. We appreciate support with this by parents or guardians providing a list of valid phone numbers to be used to make contact when a child ill or injured. Lack of contact information creates a situation whereby if students are too ill (or injured) to return to class, and we cannot reach anyone, we are forced to call paramedics (at parents expense). So, please remember to update those contact phone numbers (especially cell phone numbers) so that we can reach you.
Medication Policy: If your student requires medication to be taken at school, we must follow strict District and State guidelines. Those guidelines state that all medication (including over the counter medication) MUST have written parent and physician permission on file (annually) with the school health office. Additionally, all medications (including over the counter medications) must be kept in the health office-except for asthma inhalers, epi-pens and diabetic supplies. They still require all the same forms, but can be carried on the student at the parent's and physician's request. You can download the form Medication Form.
Health Conditions/Concerns: At the beginning of each school year, parents complete an Emergency Contact form that has a place (on back) for parents to include any health concern regarding their student. This is extremely important information to have, especially in the event of an emergency. If your student takes any medication at home, this is also important information for us to know. Please feel free to contact the Health Office and ask for the school nurse if you need to discuss any concerns regarding your student's medical condition. If you child has diabetes and needs to take insulin or test their blood sugar while at school, we require the physician/parent to fill out care plan forms. Please contact the office if you need these forms.
Ill and Injured Policy: Students are generally returned to class unless they have a significant injury or have a fever above 100. Please review the District policy regarding illnesses.
Immunizations: All students are required to meet County and State requirements for immunizations. If your student needs additional vaccines, please contact the Health Office for dates and times of local low cost and no-cost clinics.STUDENT ASSISTANCE & COUNSELING RESOURCES
Help is available for students who are struggling with life or are finding it hard to cope.