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Nurse / Health Services

We would like to welcome you and your child to the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. In partnership with parents, healthcare providers and teachers, school nurses strive to provide all students with the knowledge needed to develop healthy lifestyles. It is the goal of the Unionville-Chadds Ford nurses that every child enter the classroom in optimal health and ready to learn.

Unionville-Chadds Ford District Health Services and Policies have been developed in accordance with the School Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to help all children as they develop physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Please call the school nurse in your child's building about any questions or concerns you may have.

Medical Forms

Medications

Emergency medications (EpiPens and inhalers) may be carried if a healthcare provider's written request is on file in the nurse's office. All other prescription and non-prescription medications are stored and administered in the nurse's office. Prescription and non-prescription medications of Benadryl, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (ibuprofen) should be delivered to the nurse's office by a parent or guardian with appropriate written instructions and permission for administration. All other non-prescription medication requires a physician's order.

Prescription medication must be in the original container with a label including the name of the student, date of prescription, time and dose to be given, and the name of the healthcare provider. Prescription medication to be administered at school must be accompanied by a written healthcare provider's order. Any change in dose of prescription medication requires a new medication permission form completed by the healthcare provider. If a prescription is more than one year old or if a medication has expired, the medication cannot be administered by the school nurse. Non-prescription medications of Benadryl, acetaminophen and ibuprofen must be in the original containers. All medications should be picked up from the nurse's office during the last week of school by the parent or guardian. Medications ARE NOT sent from the nurse's office for field trips. All medications are to be given by the parent/guardian to a trip chaperone for supervised self-administration by the student.

Immunizations

Required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Immunizations records need to be approved by the school nurse before a student may enter school.

Effective August 1, 2017, state-level immunization requirements go into effect which intend to further ensure the children attending school in the Commonwealth are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.


Students who do not meet the vaccine requirements within five days of beginning school will NOT be permitted to attend any school until the vaccine requirements are met.

The first dose of any immunization series MUST be completed before starting school.

Highlights of the vaccine requirement changes include:

  • All students: Four doses of the polio vaccine with the last dosage administered on or after the fourth birthday and at least six months after the previous dose (previously only 3 doses were required).
  • Students in Grades 7 through 12: In addition to the seventh-grade meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV), a second dose of the MCV is required before the first day of grade 12.
See health.pa.gov for more details


Whenever your child receives additional immunizations, please send the information to the school nurse. If you do not have insurance or if your insurance does not cover immunizations, please contact the Chester County Health Department at 610 344-6225.

Please call your school nurse if you have any questions.

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Mandated Health Services

School entities are to provide the following health services for students who attend or who should attend an elementary, grade or high school, either public or private, and children who are attending a kindergarten which is an integral part of a local school district. These requirements also apply to students who are home schooled.

Nursing Contacts

Unionville HS

Allison Newbrough

BSN RN- Certified School Nurse

Erica Bradshaw

MSN RN Nurse

Charles F. Patton MS

Lisa Hansen

BSN RN Nurse

Sally Palic

MSN RN Certified School Nurse

Unionville Elem

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Pocopson Elem

Kathy Einthoven

MSN RN Certified School Nurse

Chadds Ford Elem

Stephanie Knight

BSN RN Nurse

Hillendale Elem

Maia Walter

MSN RN Nurse

District

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