Health Services

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School-Based Health Centers

Churchill 541-790-5227
North Eugene 541-790-4445
Sheldon 541-790-6644
South Eugene 541-790-8020

4J has school-based health centers at Churchill, North Eugene, Sheldon and South Eugene high schools to serve the district’s elementary, middle and high school students.

The health centers, open 8 a.m.–4 p.m. during the school year, are staffed with a nurse practitioner, school nurse, health assistant and mental health therapist. The health centers handle most health issues, including illnesses, injuries, ongoing health problems, well child physicals and immunizations. The centers also provide mental health counseling for depression, anxiety, anger management, attention and focusing challenges, family stress and change, and substance abuse. In addition to providing health treatment for those unable to afford medical care, the health centers can bill private insurance and OHP. 

 

School Nurses

Elementary and middle schools do not have full-time school nurses. Regional nurses rotate to the elementary and middle schools.

School nurses can help students and families access health care at the health centers, set up care plans for students who have health problems, and offer consultation services to the school sites and to families. To get in touch with the school nurse, start by contacting your school.

 

Health Requirements

  • Immunizations (also known as vaccinations, inoculations or shots): In order to comply with state immunization laws, a signed Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status must be completed before a child starts school. Parents must fill out the form, showing compliance with State immunization requirements (including the day, month, and year of each immunization): polio, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A (some grades), hepatitis B, Tdap (some grades), and varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or date of disease. If there is a medical reason for the student not to have immunizations, a physician must sign the certificate. The parent may sign a statement opposing immunizations on religious grounds.
  • Medical Examinations: A medical exam by a health-care practitioner is recommended for all students entering 4J schools for the first time. If such an exam is a financial hardship, please contact the school nurse or one of the four school-based health centers for an appointment.
  • Medications at School: Some health problems may require medication while at school. The school district has a policy that allows school personnel to assist a student with medication only with written permission. Contact the school for information.
  • Special Health Problems: Parents or guardians of students with special health problems that may require health care during the school day (such as diabetes, asthma, seizures, severe allergies) should contact the school nurse. Please do this at least one week prior to the child attending school to allow adequate preparation time.
  • Visitors/Home-School Students: Children visiting for more than five days or attending part-time (including home-school students) are required to follow immunization requirements.
  • Questions? Call 4J Health Services at 541-790-7216.