• Welcome back!  Nurse Barb, RN and Healther, MA have missed you!  We are ready for your return!  Many hours, by many people have prepared your learning environment for good health and safety.  Please, don’t worry and wait.  If you have a question or concern, contact me at 480-635-2025 ext. 1410.

Desert Ridge Junior High Health Office

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  • Tips from Nurse Barb: 

    1. Epi-pens and inhalers do not require a doctor’s order.  They can be held in the Health Office, or self carried by a student with a completed self-carry form on file with the nurse.  Form is in GPS > Health Services
    2. Benadryl and all other medications must be stored and dispensed from the Health Office with a doctor’s order.  To obtain a doctor’s order, call the student’s provider and ask them to fax the prescription to 480 635-2044
    3. Crutches, wheelchairs, and knee scooters require a doctor’s order for school use within 72 hours. Please request a prescription at the visit, and send to school with your student, or fax to 480-635-2044



    • Many visits to the Health Office are related to Hunger 
    • Students complain of feeling fatigue - nausea - headache - difficulty concentrating - stomach ache - feeling dizzy - hungry - feeling faint
    • A healthy diet supports growth and development and reduces the risk of chronic disease. 
    • It should include fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, grains, and oils with limited saturated and trans fats, added sugars and sodium
    • The CDC 2015-2020 guideline recommends 2,200 calories/day to support a healthy body weight of an active boy, and 2,000 for an active girl.
    • Repeat studies report that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain by overeating later in the day
    • No breakfast leads to poor school performance, low energy, poor concentration, and poor memory

Health Services Information

  • Student & Staff Daily Health Assessment & COVID-19 Guidelines

  • COVID-19 Preventative Measures In Place on Campus

  • Immunization Information

  • When Your Child Should Stay Home

  • Emergency Medical Information

  • Health Services Medication Guidelines

  • Communicable Disease on Campus

  • Students with Physical Limitations

  • Head Lice Information

  • Annual Screening Information

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