The Department of
Health and Human Services, School Health Services (SHS) in partnership
with MCPS provides services to assure the health, safety, and well-being of students at Bethesda-Chevy
Chase High School.
School Health Services include assessment of
health needs of students, sick and
emergency care and first aid, monitoring immunization compliance, administering medications and treatments to students
(with proper physician orders) maintaining student health records, providing
crisis intervention, health counseling,
health education-promotion, nurse case-management and referral. School Health staff assists families of
eligible uninsured students to enroll in
the Maryland Children's Health and Care for Kids
When your child is sick,
please keep them home from school. This not only benefits your child but other
children and staff at B-CC HS. Students will be excluded from school
with a fever of 100 or greater orally or at the discretion of SHS and MCPS
The most effective way to prevent the spread of germs
and avoid getting sick is through regular handwashing. Parents, please
emphasize with your children the importance of handwashing after using the
restroom, prior to eating, and/or if your hands are visible soiled.
your student need to keep medication in the health room or self-carry emergency
medication, please note the following:
MCDHHS and MCPS staff will not provide or administer
any medication, including Over-the-Counter (OTC) medications such as aspirin or
acetaminophen, to a MCPS student without an authorized prescriber’s order (form
#525-13) AND authorization by parent or guardian This is in accordance with the
Nurse Practice Act, COMAR, Maryland State School Health Services Guidelines and
the policies and procedures developed jointly by Montgomery County Department
of Health and Human Services (MCDHHS) and Montgomery County Public Schools
to Administer Medication, form #525-13 can be found here or
picked up from the health room.
Prescription medications must be
provided in a container with the pharmacist's label attached and must include
the student’s name, medication, dosage, route of administration, times to be
administered, and expiration date.
medication must be in the original container with the manufacturer’s label with
the safety seal intact and a visible expiration date. Per MCPS policy, the
health room will not administered any expired medications.
Students may "self-carry" emergency
medications such as Epi-pens and inhalers with a physician’s
order and approval by the School Community Health
Nurse. It must be determined by the school nurse whether a
student who self-administers medication is responsible to self-carry their
medication. The developmental ability of the student, the need to have ready
access to emergency medication and the safe storage of medication must be taken
into account when making the decision.
For the safety of your student, as well as other
students at school, all medications should be delivered to the school by a
parent, guardian or designated adult.
As always, please feel free to contact the health room with any questions or
240-740-0437 Fax: 240-497-6325
Click here for when to keep your child home from school
Click here for vaccine requirements
Click here for MCPS concussion plan
Click here for Mental Health and Crisis Support
Click here for resources for substance abuse assessment and