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    The health and safety of students is our top priority. RCPS contracts with Carilion Clinic for school nurses, who are available to ensure your child receives the care needed when they are sick or to help meet their medical needs.

    Information and forms related to Student Health are available below.  

    Role of Student Health Services

    • Provide acute and emergency health care
    • Assist in performing state-mandated Health Screenings
    • Plan and/or implement in-school care for students with chronic or ongoing illnesses
    • Administer or supervise medication administration
    • Provide healthcare counseling and education
    • Review student health records for compliance with state mandates
    • Facilitate student access to health care providers
    • Facilitate communication between school, parents, and health care providers and/or community resources
    • Monitor health status and trends
    • Control communicable disease
    • Promote health and safety

    Virginia Department of Health Requirements for School Enrollment

    State laws require that children receive a comprehensive physical examination and be adequately immunized as appropriate for the child's age before entering public kindergarten or elementary school. The physical examination must be completed no longer than one year before the child's entry into kindergarten or elementary school. Accommodations for meeting the immunization requirements may be made for students who are military dependents, homeless, or in foster care. The School Entrance Health Form and Certificate of Religious Exemption are available from your child's school or may be accessed at the Virginia Department of Health website.

    Required Immunizations:


    7th grade:

    • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) Vaccine
    • Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY)
    • HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is also highly recommended but is not required.

    12th grade:

    • Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY)

Additional Student Health Resources

  • Reasons a Child Needs to Stay Home

  • Health Screenings

  • Medication Policy

  • Student Health Files & Forms

  • Helpful Links

  • Student Health Clinics

    Carilion Clinic Adolescent and Student Health Services is conveniently located in both high schools. This is a great benefit to parents and high school students who can save time by receiving services without ever leaving the school grounds. Additionally, the LIFT Center at Fallon Park Elementary School is available for Fallon Park students.  
    Patrick Henry High School
    (540) 777-2481
    William Fleming High School
    (540) 853-1368

    Lift Clinic at Fallon Park in-person provider hours:
    Please call (540) 855-3904 to schedule an appointment.

    Summer Hours:
    Monday: 8 - 11 a.m.
    Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Wednesday: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    School Year Hours:
    Monday: 8 - 11 a.m.
    Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Wednesday: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Friday: 8 - 11 a.m.

    Contact Student Health

    Coordinator of Occupational & Student Health Services
    Jill Jeter, BBA, RN
    (540) 853-1430 | jjeter@rcps.info
    Carilion School Nurse Manager
    Christina Clifton, RN, BSN, NCSN
    (540) 853-6323 | christinaclifton@rcps.info

    Student Health Services is part of the Operations Team, which reports to:  
    Chris Perkins
    Chris Perkins
    Chief Operations Officer
    (540) 853-2382 | ccperkins@rcps.info