Clinic phone (941) 723-4812 x2010
Kera Hamilton, RN - School Nurse
941-723-4812 ext. 2053
Our goal at the Palm View K-8 clinic is to provide the best possible care for your child in the event of illness or injury while at school and to promote good health and prevention of disease. We have outlined areas where additional documentation is required for the safe management of students with health conditions/concerns.
Student Health Cards
During the beginning of the school year parents will receive a health card for each student. PLEASE FILL THIS OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND RETURN TO THE CLINIC. This information is important for nurses to care for your child during the school day. It is also consent for EMS to transfer your child to a hospital in an emergency. All parents/guardians must keep the information on their student’s annual health card updated throughout the school year as needed. Please call the clinic if there are ANY changes to your student's health conditions or contact information.
Annual Health Card - English
Attention E-Learning Parents:
Palm View School Nurses provide vision, hearing, heights, weights, BMI's and scoliosis screenings on kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 6th grade students. If you are interested in having you student screened, please contact the school clinic at (941) 723-4812 ext. 2053.
Many conditions can be treated at school with over-the-counter (OTC) medications. With proper authorization, documentation and signatures, arrangements can be made for over-the-counter medication to be given to students. This may prevent time out of school. To have Prescription or OTC medication administered in school:
- Physician must complete the Medication Authorization Form.
- Parent/guardian brings the Prescription/OTC medication to school clinic. No students can transport medications to/from school.
- Clinic staff will process order and verify medication amount with parent.
- Unused medications will be returned or destroyed per policy.
Self-Carry Medication Information
Some students may be allowed to carry their own emergency medication on themselves during the school day. Forms must be completed, and a parent must bring medications/ forms to clinic before student can self-carry. The two forms necessary for students to carry their own medication on campus are:
1) Medication Authorization Form (must be completed by a physician)
Students requiring medications or medical treatments while on a school field trip require a completed Medication Authorization Form for the specific prescription/OTC medication required. Field trip chaperones will be made aware and trained on the safe administration of medications to specific students per the Medication Authorization Form and District policies.
The clinic staff has developed new procedures consistent with CDC and Florida Health Dept. guidelines to protect students and staff during the COVID-19 emergency.
It is CRITICAL for parents to keep their student out of school if they complain of a new onset of:
- Sudden persistent cough
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Fatigue or malaise
- Nausea or vomiting
- Congestion or runny nose
- Body aches
Due to new CDC guidelines, students who report to the clinic with ANY of the above symptoms will be isolated and sent home immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ:
My child was sent home for suspicion of COVID-19. How do I get my child tested at no cost?
What are COVID-19 symptoms? Are they the same as other illnesses?
See Table from CDC
Is Manatee County an area of high community transmission?
According to the Manatee County Health Dept. As of 8/4/2020, Manatee County is considered an area of high community transmission.
Please call the clinic if you have any further questions.
Clinic Medical Forms