The health office is staffed by a full time RN and a part time health aide. The nurse is available to administer medical assistance and first aid and dispense medication as directed by the physician and parent to students during the school day. She will develop individual health plans for students with chronic health conditions or handicaps. We maintain health records and make sure all state required physicals and immunizations are up to date. We will perform state mandated health screenings for vision, hearing, and scoliosis. Please notify the nurse of any health updates throughout the year. If there is any medical information you would like the nurse to be aware of, please feel free to contact us.
Tina Bennett, RN; Jennifer Norton, HA
Phone: Middle School: 860-399-2010 High School: 860-399-6214 (Ask for health office) Fax: 860-399-2006/860-399-2007
Mobile Dentist by Community Health Center
The School-Based Mobile Dental Program is offered here at Westbrook Public Schools for the benefit of the students.
In-School Services Provided
- Oral Health Education
The following fees/charges apply to Community Health Center, Inc.’s Mobile Dental Program:
- For patients enrolled in HUSKY/Medicaid, services are 100% covered through Husky/Medicaid with no additional fees or charges.
- For patients with private dental insurance, services are billed to insurance. Patient/Family is responsible for any deductible and/or co-pay.
- For patients with no dental insurance the following fees apply:
- $30 for Dental Hygiene visit (cleaning, x-rays, fluoride)
- $18 per visit for exam by the Dentist
- $25 per visit for sealants
Enrollment is accepted year around, and once enrolled it remains active until high school graduation.
In fact, if you move to another town where CHC provides school-based services, your enrollment will continue.
To begin receiving services, please go to www.SBHC1.com to sign up quickly and easily online!
Or print and complete the enrollment form found here. Please note all parts of this registration/enrollment form must be completed, signed and returned to the School Nurse or the School Main Office before your child can receive services:
Download the form in English or in Spanish
For further information on getting a student enrolled or to un-enroll a student please contact:
Middlesex, New London & Meriden Areas
(860) 347-6971 ext. 5163
Student Illness Guidelines
Student will be dismissed from school automatically for vomiting, diarrhea, suspected or confirmed conjunctivitis, nits (discretion of nurse)/live louse and temperature of 100.0 F and above. The nurse may also dismiss students at her discretion on a student by student basis. If dismissed with diarrhea, vomiting, or fever over 100.0 F, the student can not return to school until symptoms have ceased for 24 hours. If your child is suspected of having pink eye, a doctor note is required to return to school. If your child is diagnosed with pink eye they may not return to school until they have completed a full 24 hours of antibiotic. If live louse (lice) is discovered, the student may return to school only after hair treatment is complete and every viable nit is removed and the student must see the nurse upon arrival at school.
A student should remain at home from school with the following symptoms of communicable illness or disease:
- A temperature of 100 degrees or greater. Students must be fever-free without use of fever-reducing medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Students must remain at home until vomiting and/or diarrhea have subsided for at least 24 hours and they are able to tolerate fluids.
- Sore throat that is accompanied by fatigue, body aches, and fever.
- A persistent /disruptive cough lasting for more than a few days or with a fever.
- Live pediculosis (head lice) found in the hair.
- Eye discomfort with itching, redness, pain, and discharge.
- Skin rash suggestive of a communicable disease.
Health Office Information
- Physicals: A comprehensive physical is required by the Board of Education and State of Connecticut for all students during 6th and 10th grade. The physical should include vision, hearing, and postural screening. Without this physical, your child will not be able to move on to the next grade. Don’t forget to submit the “Blue Form” with recent immunizations to the health office.
- Immunizations: All students entering Westbrook Public Schools per the State of Connecticut must show proof of having received immunizations for DPT (tetanus), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Polio, Hepatitis B, and Varicella (or documentation of disease). In addition, all 7th grade students must show proof of having received a Tdap vaccine and a meningococcal vaccine and all 5th grade students must show proof of having received the Hepatitis A series. The only exceptions are for medical or religious reasons and documentation must be received in the health office.
- Sports: If your child is playing sport a comprehensive physical is required. Sports physicals are good for thirteen months and are required to prior to trying out. Physicals must remain current throughout the season. Please be sure the health office has an updated copy on file. Bridge notes are no longer excepted per CIAC regulations.
- Health Screenings: Routine health screenings will be conducted by the nurse during the school year. Vision and Hearing: 5th Postural/Scoliosis: 5th and 7th for females and 8th for males. Note: the 6th and 10th grades should receive their screenings at their required comprehensive physicals.
- If your child requires accommodations at school, please send in a note with instructions from the health care provider/physician. It is the parent/guardian responsibility to forward any Treatment Plans (i.e. Allergy Plan, Asthma Plan, Diabetic Plan, etc.) with physician orders to the nurse. Please do not send medication to school with your child as this is against school policy. The nurse can administer over the counter and prescription medication only with an order from the physician and permission from the parent/guardian.
- If you wish for your child to be able to receive Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Zyrtec during school, please sign the Authorization to Administer Non-aspirin Medication Form. Only parent/guardian signature is required for these medications to be administered. No medication can be given without permission. This needs to be updated annually. Forms can be found on the website.