Departments
Student Support : Health Services

822 S. Clearview Pkwy.

Harahan, La 70123

Main office: 504-736-7386

Fax:  504-736-7389

 HEALTH SERVICES   

The Health Services Department is dedicated to addressing the health needs of all students enrolled in Jefferson Parish Schools to ensure that they maintain an optimal state of well-being to enhance learning.  The School Nurses provide assistance to students, schools and families by supporting health and wellness in order to promote student achievement.

MEDICAID CONSENT

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Medicaid program allows school districts to request reimbursement for costs associated with provision of certain health related services.  Jefferson Parish Schools seeks your consent to disclose personally identifiable information about your child to Louisiana Medicaid to access reimbursement for the covered health services that are provided at school.  This disclosure of information to Louisiana Medicaid and its affiliates and access to Medicaid reimbursement for the school district shall not result in any decrease in available lifetime Medicaid coverage, result in any cost to you or your family, increase any premiums or lead to the discontinuation of your child’s benefits or insurance or create any risk of loss of your child’s eligibility for home and community based waivers based on total health-related expenditures. You may withdraw this consent in writing at any time. If you refuse consent or withdraw consent to
allow access to the Medicaid benefits, it will not relieve the school system of its responsibility to ensure that all required  services are provided at no cost to your child.

Medicaid Consent (English)       Medicaid Consent – Spanish       Medicaid Consent – Arabic       Medicaid Consent – Vietnamese

ILLNESS OR INJURY 

  • It is very important that emergency contact phone numbers are updated throughout the school year. School staff should be able to contact you at ALL times in the event your child becomes seriously ill or injured.
  • If your child gets sick or injured at school and the school is unable to contact a parent or family member,  (EMS) 911 will be called, if it is a life threatening issue.
  • Please do not send your child to school if they have the following symptoms:

 HEALTH CONDITION

  • Complete the Student Health Profile Form every year and check any known health conditions (asthma, diabetes, ADHD, seizures, heart problems, sickle cell anemia, etc.) your child has.
  • If your child will require any special health procedure during the school day you must submit the State of Louisiana Physician Authorization for Specialized Care Form AND the appropriate Order forms completed by your child’s doctor.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to provide all required equipment and supplies for the ordered procedure.
  • Applicable forms are available at any Jefferson Parish School or by clicking on the link below:

Physician Authorization for Special Healthcare Form

Catheterization Order Form 

Diabetic Care Order Form

Diastat Order Form

Gastrostomy Feeding Order Form

Tracheostomy Care Order Form

Release of Info_English

 FOOD ALLERGIES AND SPECIAL DIETS

  • If your child has a food allergy or a special diet, a Meal Modification form must be filled out annually by a doctor and submitted to the School Nurse.
  • Applicable forms are available at any Jefferson Parish School or by clicking on the link below:

Meal Modification Form 19-20

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

  • All medications (prescription and non-prescription) that will be administered at school require a physician order on the  State of Louisiana School Medication Order form and written parent consent on the  Parental Consent for Medication Administration form.
  • All medication must be registered during a conference with a School Nurse at one of the two JPS Medication offices in advance.  Please view the Medication Assessment Office Parent Letter and the Medication Office Calendar for additional information and office hours by clicking on the links below.
  • If a student is in possession of medication that has not been processed according the JPS policies, the medication will be confiscated and the student may be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Applicable forms are available at any Jefferson Parish School or by clicking on the link below:

State of Louisiana School Medication Order Form

Parental Consent for Medication Administration

Medication Office Parent Letter 2019-20 (English)      Spanish         Arabic         Vietnamese

English Medication Office Calendar 2019-20 (English)         Spanish         Arabic         Vietnamese

NEW THIS YEAR!! SUMMER MEDICATION OFFICE HOURS!!!!  Click on the flyer for details. Summer Medication Office Flyer (English)         Spanish         Arabic       Vietnamese

IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE

  • In accordance with Louisiana law, all students registering at a Jefferson Parish School must be immunized according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health Immunization Schedule.
  • A STATE OF LOUISIANA UNIVERSAL CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATIONS with a valid expiration date must be presented at registration.
  • Vaccination dissent for medical, religious, or personal reasons must be submitted in person at your child’s school annually.
  • If there is an outbreak of a communicable disease for which the student is not immunized, he/she will be excluded from school by the Office of Public Health for an extended period of time until the threat of transmittal has passed.
  • LA Vaccination requirements and the Mobile Bus schedule can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

English Vaccination Schedule      Arabic               Spanish              Vietnamese

GNO Shots Mobile Bus Schedule

VISION/HEARING SCREENINGS

  • Per LA State law, vision and hearing screenings are done annually on all Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students.  Other students may be screened at the request of a parent or school staff if a problem is suspected or if they are being evaluated for Special Education services.
  • If your child fails his/her vision or hearing screening, the School Nurse will notify the parent in writing and may recommend further evaluation by an LA licensed eye doctor or audiologist.
  • A copy of the doctor’s vision or hearing evaluation should be provided to the School Nurse.

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Salsman, Chris Administrative Assistant Chris.Salsman@jppss.k12.la.us
Walker, Daphne Director of Health Services daphne.walker@jppss.k12.la.us