Health Office

Mendham Student Health Office

School Year Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 2:40 PM
973-543-2501, x4490
Fax #: 973-543-0283

Summer Hours:

Summer hours vary, so please email us at the links below.  All paperwork can be dropped off in the main office in the health office mailbox.  



Cathy Leonard, RN, CSN           cleonard@wmrhsd.org      
Kim Auer, RN, CSN                         kauer@wmrhsd.org


"School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials."

National Association of School Nurses

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

The school nurse, according to the West Morris Regional High School District standing orders, may administer designated Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications during school hours. For the students' convenience we stock regular-strength Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Advil (Ibuprofen), Benadryl (Dipenhydramine), Excedrin (Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine) and Tums (Calcium Carbonate Antacid). 

All PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION must be accompanied by written permission from both a parent/guardian and physician. There are separate forms for prescription medication, self administration of inhalers, and self-administration of epinephrine auto-injectors. 

Prescription medication shall be brought to the school by the parent/guardian, unless other arrangements have been made with the nurse. It must be in the original prescription container, labeled with the name of the student, medication, dosage and name of the physician. All medication is to be taken home by the parent when it is no longer needed or at the end of the school year.

The West Morris Regional Board of Education forbids any student from carrying any medication (OTC or prescription) without the knowledge and consent of the administration and school nurse. Medication includes all medicines prescribed by a physician including emergency medications, such as inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors  and all non-prescription OTC medication.
Please contact the nurses for more information.

STUDENT ATHLETES

Any student wishing to participate in a sport must submit a hard copy of a current physical to the health office. If the physical was performed 90 days prior to the start of the sport, a health update must also be submitted.   The required health office forms are located in the upper right corner of this webpage.  For all other required forms, please go to the Athletics homepage.

Winter 2018 Sports Participation

The registration deadline for current students who are interested in playing a winter sport is November 1, 2018.  Any student interested in playing a winter sport should see the nurses as soon as possible to determine what paperwork is needed to be cleared. Online registration will open October 15, 2018, so please register for your sport before turning in the required paperwork.

Sports Physicals - The school doctor is available every other week throughout the school year for sports physicals and working papers. 

Free Physicals are scheduled for the following Wednesdays:

2018

October 3
October 17
October 31
November 14
November 28
December 12

2019
TBD


All students should check in with the nurses to determine what paperwork is needed and to obtain sports forms for physicals.  Appointments will not be made over the phone as pre-physicals must be completed before being scheduled to see the school doctor. 

  • Any student who is out of gym due to injury must be cleared by their physician and return to gym before they can participate in a sport.