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Parents, If your child has an IEP, you can click the icon below to see a general health plan from the Nursing Dept. for your convenience.  For additional information or questions, contact your School Nurse or call us at (318)549-7250.

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Community Resources

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David Raines Community Health Center-Bossier Location

1514 Doctors Drive  Bossier City, LA 71111
Medical—(318) 549-2500  Fax—(318) 549-2555
Dental—(318) 841-6023

  Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am—5pm Wednesday 9am—6pm

 

Free Discount Prescription Drug Card

  Click on capsules below for link to sign up and print the Free Discount Prescription Drug Card.  Save up to75% (discounts average roughly 30%) at more than 54,000 national and regional pharmacies. This discount card can be used as your primary discount plan or it can be used on prescriptions not covered by an insurance plan. This program also includes other value added discounts on things like diabetes supplies, hearing aides and glasses.

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Is it just a Cold or is it the Flu

    Check Your Flu F.A.C.T.S. 

F = Fever 

A = Aches

C = Chills

T = Tiredness

S = Sudden onset

 How Well Are You Washing Your Hands? 
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Click below and find out if you and your child are practicing good hand-washing.  Enjoy some fun activities, sing some songs, and maybe learn something new on how to keep germs away!

CDC Clean Hands Tips and Activities

Fun Hand-Washing Experiment

How Long to Wash?  Just Sing this Song

Wash Your Hands Jingle

Bossier Parish School Nurses

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Welcome to the Bossier Parish Schools Nursing Department

We hope to provide you with useful information, as well as keep you updated on school activities.  The Bossier Parish Nursing Department mission statement is to 'Promote the optimal health of our students, thus ensuring their maximum attendance'.  We are working to establish good nutritional habits, provide health screenings, and offer use of support services to give students the tools to achieve success.

  We strive to make every effort to ensure your child's learning environment is as healthy as possible.  Positive, parental communication and involvement are the best ways to reach that goal.  Please keep us aware of any/all recent changes in your child's health needs by contacting your School Nurse or the BPS Nursing Department.

2719 Airline Drive Building T-25 ♦ Bossier City, Louisiana  71111

Phone (318)549-7250 ♦ Office Fax (318)549-7251  Fax for Medical Documents Only (318)549-7253 

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DENTAL CARE 

Is an Important Part of Your Child Being and Staying HEALTHY 

Dental problems can be caused by many things other than poor hygiene, so it's safe to say we will all need a dentist at some point in our lives.  Though waiting to see a dentist until a problem arises may be more harmful to your child than you think.  A dental problem can affect more than just the mouth.  Whether a problem already exists, or to prevent them in the future, don't wait to take your child to see a dentist.

  Need Help with Dental Care? 

Everyone needs help now and then, and Children's Dental Services may be able to help with your child's dental care.  Fifty-one dentists in our area are volunteering their services and partnering with Willis Knighton Health Systems to join Project NeighborHealth. To find out more call (318)212-6363 or click below:

"Hey, down here!  Click on me to find out more." 

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How can we try to keep from getting sick?

Click below to get on the winning side of

"THE GERM WAR"

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After you find out how to keep Staph Sergeant and his Germ Army                                                                from invading your health,                                                                                                                                     click the badge to become an Official PDI AGENT!

 

Tell everyone in your house you want to send them on a trip and keep them well at the same time.  Have them click on the soap and tour the Soap-a Cabana!  


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Parents, Physicians, and Physician Staff:

The Nursing Department now has a separate, confidential, fax line specifically for medical documentation. That includes medication orders, medical release and authorization forms, and all requested student medicals.  Please send all medical documentation to (318)549-7253.

Click links below for forms

 LA Medication Order Forms     

 Physician's Authorization     

 Special Diet Orders 


 Important Immunization Information for Parents 

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All Immunizations/Boosters are required at the start of the school year on an updated Louisiana Health Card

If your student received updated immunizations  over the summer you need to contact your physician about requesting a copy of the new, updated LA Health Card.  If your student is in need of an update, please contact your physician, contact the  Bossier Health Unit  about an appointment on  Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, one of the 3 weekdays reserved for students of Bossier Parish or click the link below for the Shots for Tots scheduled locations.

If you are from out-of-state and are enrolling your child into Bossier Parish Schools you can take your child's immunization information to a physician or an area Health Unit to request the info. be transferred onto a Louisiana Health Card. Please keep in mind that even for established patients most clinics require at least 24 hours notice to complete this for you.  Since school has begun, it's a good idea to alert your school nurse and office staff that you are in the process of acquiring the necessary  

LA Immunizations Requirements

Shots for Tots Schedule 

IF YOU HAVE AN URGENT MATTER

AND YOUR SCHOOL NURSE CANNOT BE REACHED AT HER DIRECT LINE

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Call the Nursing Department @ 549-7250

Staying Healthy at Home

Means Being Healthy at School!

Learn how with fun facts, tips, and even new recipe and physical activity suggestions at

ChooseMyPlate.gov or just click on the plate below.

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MEDICAID PROVIDER LOCATOR TOOL

  Do you need to find health services for your child and are enrolled in Medicaid?  Not sure which physicians are Medicaid Providers in your area?  You can call 1-855-BAYOU-4U (1-855-229-6848) for information.  For finding physicians, click the picture below to access the LA Medicaid Provider Locator Tool for information on many types of services.  For your child's general care needs, click the picture then follow these easy steps.  

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      1. Under 'Provider Groups' choose 'PHYSICIAN SERVICES'.

      2. Under 'Provider Specialties' choose 'Pediatrics'.

      3. On the Louisiana map, click on any parish for a list of physicians and contact information. 

WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE FLU

Flu season is sticking around.  Hand-washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs.  See your doctor for information on how to best protect your student and yourself from the flu this year.  Here are some updated guidelines and helpful tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

CDC Flu Guide for Parents

Everyday Ways to Prevent the Flu

Flu and You 2013

ACT 624

MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS

A Policy for Management of Severe Allergies in Schools has been implemented by the Bossier Parish School Board in compliance with SENATE BILL NO. 119, Section 1. R.S. 17:436.1(K), LA Act 624 involving the administration of medication in schools. 

Today students will receive a letter informing their Parent/Guardian(s) of the addendum to the Bossier Parish School's Policy for Administration of Medication at School regarding this Act.  The updated policy will be included in all future Student Handbooks, may be viewed on the BPS website home page, or at the link below.   A copy of the Parent/Guardian(s) Letter of Information regarding Act 624 being given to all Bossier Parish students today can also be viewed at the provided link below. 

BPS Administration of Medication Policy

Act 624 Parent/Guardian Information Letter

Helpful Sources of Information

Poison Control

Click the link above to get information on how to be prepared and safely handle this type of emergency before it arises.  

If you, or someone in your care has/has possibly ingested a foreign substance, ACT FAST call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC)

Click link above for important information and updates on the latest and pressing health issues affecting our region, state, and the US.