Health Room

The Health Room is staffed by Colleen Long, MBA, RN
Phone: 561-882-3484 Email: [email protected]

Photo of Nurse Colleen

Dear Parents/Guardians,
I am very pleased to introduce myself to you as the School Nurse at Suncoast
Community High School. My role in the health room is both of a resource and advocate
to promote the health, wellness and safety of our school community. I do this in
collaboration with the rest of the school’s team and through a variety of health-related
services including:
 Evaluation of students who come to the health room with signs and symptoms of
an illness or injury
 Administering prescribed medications and treatments
 Health screenings
 Case management
 Field trip planning
 Counseling and education

With that in mind, it is very important that you let me know of any health conditions your
student has that will or could possibly require medical attention while in school. It is
especially important that we discuss a plan of care if your student has diabetes, severe
allergies, asthma, seizures, a cardiac condition or any condition that will require him/her
to take medication or need a treatment at school on a daily or “as needed” basis. I have
Parent Questionnaire forms to help facilitate this process and I am also happy to meet
in person or over the phone.

If your student has not seen a provider recently, please schedule a visit over the
summer in preparation for the new school year. Also, please be sure to keep your
contact information current with the school in case we need to reach you for an illness
or emergency.

Below are two links with information that will be helpful. Please contact me with any
questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you and your student to keep them
healthy, safe and actively engaged in the learning process!

Parent Guide for Medications at School

The following is required before any medication/treatment can be taken by or
administered to or by a student on school grounds. This includes medications, devices
or other medical supplies that are kept in the health room or a student may carry on
his/her person including but not limited to an insulin pump, insulin injection devices,
inhalers and EpiPens.
 Physician’s Authorization for each medication or treatment
 You will obtain this from your child’s provider and it can be faxed to me at the
number below
 Needs to be signed by both the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian

 Medications
 In original container with pharmacy label
 Not expired
 Label must match the prescribing Physician’s Authorization
 When filling prescriptions to be kept at school, please request the pharmacy
label’s expiration date to state, “See Manufacturer’s Medication Expiration Date.”
 Must be delivered to the school by an adult and counted/signed in with the nurse
or health room designee
 Recent photo of your student to be attached to the medication/treatment
administration record for identification purposes

Parent Guide: Too Sick for School

Home is the best place for a student who is ill. There are also some conditions that
require a student to be out of school, such as a fever of 100 or greater or
vomiting/diarrhea. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you!
Nurse Colleen

Does your child have any medications they need to take? If they do, please take a look at the following guide.
Parent Guide for Medications at School

Is your child feeling sick? Take a look at this guide to determine if they should go to school. 
Parent Guide Too Sick for School