Bobcat Clinic


Hours:
8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Phone: 386-447-1500 (EXT.6113 or 6114)
Email: Deven Mespelli

Bobcat ClinicA full-time nurse is on duty during school days for your convenience.

Medication
Flagler County School Board policy prohibits students from carrying any medication to school, from school, or during school. This policy includes cough drops, sunscreen, eye drops, lozenges, skin creams, and non-prescription and prescription medications. If a student needs to have medication during school hours, a parent/guardian will need to bring the medication to the school clinic and complete the appropriated paperwork.Medication brought to school by a student cannot be returned to the student to take home. Unauthorized medication will be taken and disposed of. Each medicine must be in its original container and must match the doctor’s order exactly.

Epi-Pens, prescription inhalers, diabetic medications and supplies, and pancreatic enzymes may be carried by the student with a written authorization by the parent and physician. The parent/guardian must complete appropriate paperwork with the school nurse in advance of the student carrying these items.

Any changes in medication must be in writing and brought to the clinic. This includes any over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil cough drops, antacids, etc. Students are allowed to carry inhalers with a doctor's authorization.

Illness

Students who have a fever, are experiencing diarrhea or vomiting l, and must be free of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. A physician's note and/or parent note is needed for your student’s absence to be excused. Please reference School County Code of Conduct Please contact your students Attendance office for further information.

Students are sent to the clinic by their teacher with any complaints of illness or injury. Students are evaluated in the clinic and given first aid care is needed. Parents are called under the following conditions

  • Fever over 100 degrees
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of consciousness (fainting, head injuries)
  • Possible communicable diseases 
  • Any undiagnosed skin rash 
  • Injury 
Students should remain home for 24 hours before returning to school. Ill students will need to be picked up as soon as possible. With the number of students that we have the school, clinic space is limited. Students will need to be picked up within 60 minutes of receiving the call from the nurse. All students who become ill at school must be dismissed through the nurse’s office.

The parent/guardian must complete appropriate paperwork with the school nurse in advance of the student carrying these items.

Borrowed Clothing: 
The clinic has a limited supply of clothing to loan students for bathroom accidents. These clothes need to be washed and returned to the clinic. A parent/guardian will be called to bring the student a change of clothing if we are running low or don't have a particular size. We do encourage all parent to supply your student with a change of clothes, if your student is getting used to going to bathroom alone. 

Excessive Clinic Visits: No student will ever be kept from coming to the clinic. There are students who make excessive visits to the clinic and miss valuable classroom time. If this occurs, we will contact the parent/guardian to discuss your child's needs

Immunizations: It is the parent's responsibility to keep up with your child's immunizations. The clinic sends out reminder notices as a courtesy, before the student's immunization exemption expires. If an updated student immunization certification is not provided to clinic by the expiration date, a parent or guardian will be called to pick the student up. The student will not be allowed to stay in class and will wait in clinic to be picked up.

Lice: Flagler County has “No Nit” policy. Any student sent home with lice/nits cannot return to school until checked and cleared by the nurse. The student will not be allowed to ride the bus, attend extended day, or attend any school functions until cleared. Student needs to be checked daily in clinic, if student is found positive; they will be given an excused absence and must make up their school work. If student fails to come to school for head check, than the day’s absence will be unexcused for that day. A flow sheet will be maintained by clinic.

Screening: Specific Health Screenings to include grades Pre K–12 by request or as needed.