Health and Counseling Services
St. Andrew’s School is committed to the physical and mental health of all of our students. Health and Counseling services are located in the Adams Student Services Center and house a nurse’s office and treatment center, a counseling office, and two rooms with six beds to care for students who become ill at school. The Center is staffed by a full-time Registered Nurse (R.N.), a full-time licensed counselor (M.S.W.), on call nurses for after school hours, and an on call School Doctor.
In addition to providing information on physical and mental health through classes and information session, the Center provides annual flu shots, vaccinations for graduating seniors, specific group sessions, and health referral services. Students are required to keep all medications with the School Nurse who is available from 7:30 am through the end of the School day. St. Andrew’s is fortunate to be located directly across the street from the Barrington Public Services Building where EMTs are readily available. Finally there are several excellent hospitals in Providence, a short fifteen minute drive, that have a national reputation for helping young people.
FLU CLINIC INFORMATION
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Students should sign up with the School Nurse Ms. DeCelles and provide vaccine consents forms as soon as possible. Click here to download the consent form. You can also download Vaccination FluMist Information or Vaccination Injection Information Sign up online at www.thewellcomp.com. Please save the form you complete and return to the school nurse as soon as possible or forward it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone not a student at the school should bring their Health Insurance card along with filling out the consent form. No out of pocket expense and no money will be collected. Family members are also invited, even young children (6 months and older). Please inform the Nurse if members of your family are coming and whether you/they are having the Flumist or Flu Shot (*See details below). Anyone not a student at the school should bring their Health Insurance card along with filling out the consent form. Please note that those with asthma or other chronic diseases will have to have the Flu Shot, all others can have the Nasal Flumist or the Flu Shot.
* You should have the shot instead of the Intranasal Mist (Flumist) if you:
• Are pregnant
• Have a weakened immune system
• Have certain long-term health problems
• Are a young child with Asthma or wheezing problems
• Are a child or adolescent on long-term Aspirin therapy
• Have close contact with someone who needs special care for a weakened immune system
• Are younger than 2 years-old or older than 49 years-old. Children 6 months and older can get the Flu Shot.
To get more Flu information, visit the RI Department of Health Web site.
The Rhode Island Department of Health works with the Ocean State Adult Immunization Coalition to promote public flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. There are no costs or insurance requirements at public clinics. Clinics will begin running again fall 2013.