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Health Office Information 

About your School Nurse:

Hello Preuss Community, I look forward to meeting and working with all of you. As we are headed back to in person learning, it will be very important to work together to keep our school community safe and healthy! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Nurse Marie

For any health questions or concerns. The nurse can be reached by phone at 858-822-2291, fax 858-822-1620, or email at: preussnurse@ucsd.edu

About our Health Office:

The Preuss Health Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30-5:00. The office is staffed everyday with a school nurse. If you would like to leave a message for the nurse, feel free to do so at the above phone number.

The school nurse offers the following services to students, families and staff:

  • Perform first aid and assessment as related to health needs for students/staff
  • Administer and monitor prescriptions and over the counter medication
  • Provide medical, mental health, dental and vision referrals along with resources
  • Provide vision, dental and scoliosis screenings
  • Provide health and nutrition counseling
  • Communicate and collaborate with staff to assure health needs are met
  • Monitor attendance and communicate  with families and staff
  • Perform medical assessments for special education programs
  • Assist with referrals for obtaining medical care and insurance

Medication at School:

If your child requires medication during school time, please contact the school nurse for the required physician forms. All medication needs to be kept and dispensed at the nurse’s office unless special arrangements are made with the school nurse. Permission for over the counter medication needs parent permission and signature. This form is included in the opening of school packet.

Medical Conditions:

Please be sure to contact the nurse if your child has any significant medical conditions to assure health and safety at school, some examples include asthma, food allergies, diabetes, seizure history, and any vision or hearing issues.

Facts for Parents Health Segment

Attendance:

Good school attendance is essential for succeeding in school. Please notify the nurse for any prolonged illness or absence from school (3 or more days) to assist with any needed accommodations. Please be sure your child eats breakfast daily and gets adequate sleep to maintain health and focus on academics.

COVID-19 Policies:

The following COVID protocols have been passed down to us from the the University of California. These policies are designed to manage the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus on all campuses within the University of California system. Since our school is a part of the system, as we are housed and chartered by UC San Diego, these same policies apply to The Preuss School UC San Diego.

School COVID-19 Policies and Protocols

Health Office Resources

Local Health Resources

211 San DiegoAs a local nonprofit organization, 211 San Diego is the region’s trusted source for information and connections to community, health, and disaster resources. Help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in more than 200 languages. 211 maintains a database of more than 6,000 services and resources that are updated on a real-time basis and our Community Connectors help connect San Diegans to the accurate information they need. 211 can also be accessed by dialing 2-1-1.

Family Health Centers San DiegoFamily Health Centers of San Diego is dedicated to providing caring, affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low-income and medically underserved persons. 

Lions Vision ClinicClinic that helps low income families receive free, quality eye care. 

San Diego County K-12 Schools PageContains information about when to keep your student home if feeling ill, COVID-19 isolation instructions, COVID-19 Vaccine Resources. 

San Diego County Immunization ClinicsImmunization services are available throughout San Diego County at six Public Health Center Locations. Please see their clinic schedule for hours of operation; recommend calling the site you plan to visit to confirm current hours and immunization availability. Please remember to bring your California Immunization Record (Yellow Card) if you have one. Immunizations are provided at no charge. 

 

Mental Health

Al-Anon Family GroupsA mutual support group of peers who share their experience with problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives. 

It's Up to UsMission is to help San Diegans talk openly about mental health, recognize signs of challenges, find local resources and seek support. They aim to inspire wellness, reduce stigma and prevent suicide. 

NAMI: The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. 

Rady Children's Behavioral Health Urgent CareThe Behavioral Health Urgent Care serves children, teens and their families struggling with concerns that pose an imminent risk to their safety, the safety of others, or significantly impair their daily lives. They serve children, teens and young adults ages 5 to 21. All health care funding-types are accepted, including uninsured, for walk-in safety assessments. They are able to provide services to the uninsured and undocumented. 

San Diego County Access and Crisis LineConfidential and free of charge, the San Diego Access & Crisis Line (ACL) offers immediate support and resources from an experienced counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on all behavioral health topics including: suicide prevention, crisis intervention, community resources, mental health referrals, alcohol and drug support services and more. Language interpreter services enable the ACL to assist in 200 languages within seconds. Call (888) 724-7240. 

 

Teen Sexual Health

Condom Finder: You can pick up free condoms and lubricant packages at any Condom Finder distribution location. To find the one nearest you, browse the map or enter your zip code. 

Guidance For Talking With Your Teen About SexThis fact sheet from the CDC offers practical actions for parents to help strengthen their efforts to engage positively with their teens and to have meaningful discussions with them about sex. This information compliments other available parent resources by emphasizing the importance of talking with teens about sex and healthy relationships. 

Talk With Your Kids: Locate a Sexual Health Clinic Near you. 

Trans Family Support Services: Guide transgender/non-binary youth and their families through the gender transitioning process to help make it the most positive experience possible. They provide family coaching, assistance with healthcare and insurance issues, help navigating the legal system, and support at schools. All services are provided at no fee. 

Trevor ProjectProvides  information & support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round. 

Yes Means Test: Find STD testing near you. 

 

Vaccinations

Shots for Schools:  Information for parents regarding what vaccines are required for K-12 Schools in California.