East Central ISD Health Services
Our MissionTo advocate for a healthy school community, and to promote optimum health and safety for academic success.
Each elementary and intermediate school clinic in ECISD is staffed with a registered nurse. The high school and middle schools are staffed with a registered nurse and health assistant. The Nurse administers first aid, dispenses medication and performs medical procedures as ordered by a physician. The nurse does not diagnose illnesses, but assesses signs and symptoms and notifies the parent/guardian of her findings when necessary. The health assistant assists the nurse with any clinic duties needed along with clerical duties.
Illness/Injury At School
If a child becomes ill or injured at school, they will be given first aid and the parent/guardian will be notified if necessary. Every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardian, before contacting alternative names listed on the emergency form. It is imperative that phone numbers (home, work, cell) be kept current and that the clinic be notified of changes.
If a child is seriously ill or injured at school and a parent/guardian or their designee cannot be reached, EMS will be called. ECISD does not assume any financial responsibility for, but will arrange for emergency care when deemed necessary.
The nurse has the responsibility to request that a child be picked up by the parent/guardian and examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment if she suspects a contagious or serious health problem. Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines are followed. We ask that children be kept home when ill and until they are fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. This is important for the health of your child and for the health of all children at school. In the event of a contagious illness, please notify the school nurse upon confirmation of diagnosis by a physician.