Health Clinic Information
The Cherry Creek School District and OHS Health Clinic are focused on keeping our students safe and healthy. We strive to maximize each student's potential by removing health-related barriers to learning. We are taking extra precautionary measures to ensure our students continue to have access to in-person learning this school year.
If your student has symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, they should stay home, notify the attendance office and contact your healthcare provider. Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin. Staying home when sick can lower the risk of spreading infectious diseases, including COVID-19, to other students. If you are unsure if you should keep your student home, contact the OHS Health Clinic at 720-747-3789.
Healthy Students are Better Learners
Health is essential to optimal learning. Health Services are available to all students within Cherry Creek School District. The Overland Health Clinic strives to maximize each student's potential by removing health-related barriers to learning. When meeting the student's health needs during the school day, clinic staff also use the opportunity to teach students to make wise choices that will be beneficial to their future health. The following are the primary responsibilities of the school nurse and clinic staff:
- Provide acute and emergency health care
- Assess students' health to identify and address health-related obstacles to learning
- Maintain clinic preparedness for potential crises
- Develop and implement Individualized Health Plans and 504 Plans to reduce impact of chronic and episodic health conditions upon academic achievement
- Administer medications
- Train additional personnel to administer medications safely so that students with medical needs can participate in extra-curricular school activities
- Screen students’ vision and hearing
- Provide medical care that allows medically-challenged students to attend school (i.e. trachea care, catheterization, G-tube feedings and wound care)
- Prevent contagious illness and injuries through surveillance and implementation of appropriate precautionary measures
- Maintain state mandated immunization records and other health assessment data
- Assist families to locate health resources in their community
- Educate individuals and groups about health issues in order to increase their health literacy.
Health for Every Student