The Kaleida Health Office is Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy’s school-based health center. School based health centers are one of the most important ways communities address unmet health needs of young children and adolescents in the school setting during school hours.
Kaleida's school-based health centers provide students with age appropriate, culturally sensitive primary health care services.
A nurse practitioner works in partnership with a Kaleida Health physician from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, as well as the child's primary care physician, to provide comprehensive care that promotes wellness and healthy lifestyle habits for children, youth and families. Children and adolescents are not charged for these services. Health services are made possible through support provided by the New York State Department of Health.
In order for students to receive services, parents must fill out the enrollment package, which is available at the school-based health center.
Kaleida School-Based Health Center offers the following services:
- Annual physical examinations (including sports and working papers physicals)
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
- First Aid (treatment of minor injuries)
- Medication Administration
- Referral to Specialists for services not provided at the SBHC
- Laboratory services
- Behavioral health counseling
- Age appropriate reproductive health services, including abstinence counseling, education, exams and referrals
- Nutrition education and weight management
- Risk behavior assessment
- Vision, hearing and scoliosis screening
- Health education and wellness services
Illness: If a student does not feel well before leaving for school, they should be kept at home. If a student is in school and not feeling well, the school nurse should be seen. A student will be admitted to the Nurse’s Office with a pass from a classroom teacher. A student is not to go to the Nurse’s Office between periods, but should report to the next period class and obtain a pass from the teacher. Only in the case of an emergency will a student be admitted without a pass. If you are too ill to remain in school, and must leave school because of illness or injury, the nurse will contact your parent (or guardian) to pick you up. Teachers and students may not call parents to pick up a sick student.
Injury: Any injury on the school bus, on school grounds, or in the school building, must be reported to the nurse as soon as possible. First aid will be administered as needed. Follow-up treatment of such injuries is the responsibility of the parents. Home injuries are not the responsibility of the school.
Medication: If you must take medication in school, you must submit a note from your doctor and your parent. All medication in its original container must be brought to school by a parent/ guardian and left with the school nurse and used under her supervision.
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO TAKE MEDICATION OF ANY KIND EXCEPT UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF THE SCHOOL NURSE, UNLESS SPECIFIED IN A DOCTOR NOTE.
Medical Examinations: Every student in grade 7 must have medical and dental examinations. Vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings are administered by the nurse. Parents are notified of problem areas and prompt correction is encouraged. The school nurse should be notified immediately about any child’s physical ailments.
PLEASE VISIT THE NURSE’S OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO HEALTH SCREENINGS, MEDICATIONS, IMMUNIZATIONS, ATHLETIC, PHYSICAL EDUCATION DOCTOR NOTES.