Our student Health Services
As a service to our student community, we offer healthcare for illness and injuries that happen during school hours. We also dispense some prescribed medication and work closely with the Town of Cumberland Health Services in providing basic health screening according to the RI State Department of Health laws. Please see the Cumberland School Health Services document for a full list of the screenings that we provide here on Mercymount premises.
Any students requiring medication to be given during school hours (Epi-pens, inhalers, prescription medications) need to have proper documentation from a physician. Please print out the “Long Term Medication Plan” and/or the “Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan” under Forms and return it to the Health Services Office.
Physicals, immunizations and medication
Parents of NEW students entering the school for the first time should send all medical forms to school prior to the first day. Any student without proper documentation of immunizations will not be admitted on the first day of school.
- Please provide a copy of your child's last physical exam dated within the past year to us prior to school starting.
- Please complete the Health History Form. This can be printed and sent to school with your child on the first day or prior to the start with the physical exam.
- We also ask that you sign a release form from your prior school if they are transferring into Mercymount, that way the nurse at that school is able to send us their medical record.
- If your child has an epi pen, inhaler, or will be required to take a daily medication during school hours we ask you to get those orders directly from your MD, and all of this can be brought to school on the first day, and reviewed with the school nurse.
If your child(ren) is entering grades K or 7, we will need an updated physical and copy of immunizations per RI regulations. The physical exam needs to have been completed within one year prior to the first day of school.
General Guidelines regarding sick students
COVID-19: These guidelines may be superseded by COVID-19 requirements.
- Fever: If a child has a temperature exceeding 100F he/she will be sent home.
- Students must be fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
- Vomiting: A child who is vomiting will be sent home.
- The child must stay home until vomiting has stopped for at least 24 hours and the child is able to eat a normal diet.
- Diarrhea: A child who has more than one bout of diarrhea will be sent home.
- Children may return to school once the diarrhea is under control for at least 24 hours and their activity level and appetite have returned to normal.
All forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the front office.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school nurses at: 401-333-5919 ext 15 or email@example.com
Thank you for your cooperation.
- Cumberland Health Services
- Required Immunizations
- RI School Physical Form
- RI Dental Exam Card
- Long Term Medication Plan Form
- Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan Form
- MCDS Medication Dispensing Policy
- MCDS Student Health Form
- MCDS Medication Release (consent to treat)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID-19 Information