Greetings from the Pomeroy Health Office!
Please call if you have any health questions or concerns
Hours: 7:15-2:45 Daily
Kay DeLeon (Medical Assistant degree) is the full-time health assistant. Kay has had many years of experience working in clinics, doctor's offices, and in the school setting.
Heidi Maxson (Registered Nurse) is the part-time nurse. Heidi is a Registered Nurse who has worked many years in the hospital and school setting.
Information about required immunizations for Arizona in English and Spanish:
Information concerning H1N1 flu virus (Swine Flu): http://www2.mpsaz.org/beprepared/h1n1
If your child has any of the following symptoms, please leave at home:
1. Fever above 100 degrees. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without Tylenol or Ibuprofen
2. Diarrhea or vomiting. If you have any questions about if your child should come to school, please call the health office (480-472-3764)
3. Bad cough along with feeling ill, and/or runny nose.
4. Pink eye that has discharge that looks like pus. They need to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
5. If your child has a rash, and you're not sure if your child should come to school, please call the health office (480-472-3764)
6. Strep throat. Students need to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
If your child appears really sick, keep your child home and arrange an evaluation by your doctor or an urgent care center - that day. If it seems to be an emergency, call 911
Many illnesses can be stopped before they spread by reminding everyone to practice frequent hand washing, blowing noses into tissues, covering mouths when coughing or sneezing, and asking other parents about sick symptoms in their kids before arranging play-dates and carpools. If only it were so simple - even the best hygiene practices can't avoid the spread of all winter illnesses. Sometimes staying home is the only way to benefit our kids, ourselves, and our community.
We dispense medications for your child as long as it has a prescription label or written/faxed instructions from the doctor. Over the counter medications must be in the original container that has instructions as far as amount/how often to give the medication. Ibuprofen can be given only if there are instructions on the bottle that correspond to your child's age (i.e. Junior strength or Child-strength Ibuprofen for children under age 12). We can give Adult-strength Ibuprofen for your child under age 12 with a doctor or dentist note.
Clothing donations are always needed. We especially need shorts and slacks for girls and boys in the younger grades. New (please no used) underwear is always needed, especially for the younger grades.