WELCOME TO THE HEALTH CENTRE INFORMATION SITE
Here at Appleby College the school nurses address the physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of our students. Our ultimate goal is to support student success in the learning process.
School nurses promote and maintain optimal student health by:
- Providing first aid/arranging assessments and assistance to students who become ill or injured at school (whether due to a physical, social or emotional cause)
- Communicating with parents and guardians when further medical care or attention may be needed
- Supporting the health curriculum in teaching health lessons to students and serving as a resource to classroom teachers
- Educating the school about Health matters that effect students or stafff
- Collaborating with other schools, professionals, parents, guardians, and the students health team as needed to foster maximal student success
- Providing health counsel to students as needed
- Working closely with student guidance counsellors and school directors to address a student's social and emotional well-being
Please let us know if there are any changes to your child's physical, medical, or mental health throughout the year. This would include letting us know about any diagnosis, surgeries, allergies, medication, or immunizations received.
Please direct all medical notes to the Health Centre. The Health Centre will inform the appropriate Appleby staff, and will add notes to the student's medical file on campus.
From time to time the Health Centre may call to inquire about a student. We care about our students and do this to provide the very best care we can.
All information is kept confidential. It is only shared with you and your child's permission, and only to those who need to know.
HEALTH CENTRE INFORMATION
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Health Centre Director:
Mrs. Marlene MacLellan R.N.
Mrs. M. Campbell R.N.
Health Centre Coordinator:
Ms. Natasha Silva
The Health Centre houses a private medical practice, Appleby College Medical, which is separate from Appleby College. The school doctor, Dr. Rajani, is part of this practice. She is responsible for the medical care of our international boarding students. These students can make an appointment to see Dr. Rajani or attend walk-in clinics run by this practice.
On weekends, the office is closed. As needed, students will be directed to one of the several walk-in clinics in the surrounding area.
Day students and local boarders will only be seen by the school doctor in an extreme emergency situation. They run a very busy private practice.
Appleby College has several AED's on campus:
|MEDICATION AT APPLEBY|
Medication should be given at home whenever possible. However, if a medication must be administered during school hours or while off campus at an Appleby College school event or trip (prescription or over-the-counter), proper authorization must be provided to the school, as follows:
Please note that herbal remedies and nutritional supplements are not considered medications and cannot be given by the school nurses.
Click here to view Appleby’s Medication Policy.
|INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MEDICAL EMERGENCY INSURANCE|
At Appleby College, it is a school policy that all students have sufficient medical coverage in case of an emergency.
If your child does not presently have provincial health coverage in Canada (such as OHIP), they will be automatically enrolled with Appleby's preferred medical insurance provider.
The Health Centre at Appleby does not accept private health care insurance. To learn more about the International Student Medical Emergency Insurance please visit your child’s Magnus Health account.
Click here to view the PDF.
|WHEN STUDENTS CAN'T BE IN CLASS OR IN BOARDING|
If a boarding student has any symptoms of illness they will need to isolate until they have no fever and their symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (48 hours if they had nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea). We have a limited number of beds in the health centre available for students to isolate therefore:
There may be times when a day student needs to rest for a short period of time. This is at the nurses' discretion and if there are beds available.
Off Games: Restrictions preventing any student from fully participating in all activities here on campus.
Short Term Off Games (<2 days):
Long Term Off Games (restrictions longer than 2 days):
Boarders and Day Students
Flu vaccination clinics are offered each school year, and typically take place late October/early November based on when supplies are received.
If you would like further information on the Flu, please visit: http://www.halton.ca/flu
As per the Ministry of Health, parents are required to report all immunizations that their children receive to their Regional Public Health Department. All students attending Appleby College must have their immunization record on file with the Halton Public Health Department.
The Halton Public Health Department will maintain the most up to date immunization records and track all mandatory school immunizations for all students attending schools in the Halton area. As a safety concern, please understand that the Appleby College Health Centre cannot provide immunization records as they may not reflect the most updated accurate information.
If students or parents require an up-to-date immunization record, they must request a copy of the immunization record from the Halton Public Health Department.
Please visit www.halton.ca/immunize to submit or view your child’s Immunization Record.
Click here to view a document on Mandatory School Vacinations.
Click here to view a document on additional vaccine information.
|PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT VACCINE CLINICS|
Halton Region Public Health provides school-based vaccine clinics (for Grade 7 students) and community-based vaccine clinics (for Grade 7-12) for the following vaccines:
Appointments for community clinics can be made for students in Grades 7-12. To book an appointment for your child, please click here or call 311 in Halton Region.
Public Health Clinic Dates at Appleby: Monday, April 22nd, 2024
Please let us know if your child might have head lice.
If the nurses expect your child might have head lice:
Once a student is confirmed to have head lice:
Lice Removal Services:
Some tips to prevent spreading germs when you are sick and how to protect yourself when others around you are sick
1. Avoid close contact
2. Stay home when you are sick
3. Cover your mouth and nose
4. Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Wash you hands!
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
6. Practice other good health habits
Let's continue in working together in keeping our community healthy!
|Click here to view Appleby’s Anaphylactic Policy.
Click here to view the Anaphylactic Emergency Plan Form.
|Click here to view Appleby’s Asthma Policy.
Click here to view Appleby’s Plan of Care for Asthma.
|Click here to view Appleby’s Diabetes Policy.
Click here to view Appleby’s Plan of Care for Diabetes.
|Click here to view Appleby’s Epileptic Policy.
Click here to view Appleby’s Plan of Care for Epilepsy.
HEALTH CENTRE CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 905-845-4681 ext. 229
Emergency 24-hour Cell Phone: 905-580-2054 (when campus is open)
In class phones: press CALL then dial 911 for an ambulance or dial 229 to get the Appleby Nurse.
Please note, when the campus is closed, the nurses do not carry their cell phones. For emergencies, please call 911.
Appleby College Student Health Centre
The Health Centre is open and staffed with a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All students at Appleby College can access the nurse. The nurse's services are free of charge. The nurses have access to the school doctor for consultation purposes.