Desert Ridge Junior High Health Office

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  • Tips from Nurse Belle: 

    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 by 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 it to school with your student, or fax 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.
    • Repeated 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.

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  • Students with Physical Limitations

  • Head Lice Information

  • Annual Screening Information

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Last Modified on March 22, 2024