Nursing Services promotes optimal physical, social, and emotional wellness of our school community. Our focus is to enhance the educational process by maximizing and protecting the overall health status of school age youth.
We believe that good health enables all students to benefit from the education experience leading to productive living and a successful future. School nurses actively promote healthy life style choices, strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting children’s health status, and are advocates for school age children.
Denver Health’s School-based Health Centers (SBHC) form a large network of health centers located inside Denver Public School (DPS) campuses that serve any DPS student as well as children enrolled in DPS-affiliated Early Childhood Education programs at no charge to families. They offer medical, mental health, dental, health education and family planning, as well as insurance enrollment and advising services. If you know the location where you want to make an appointment, please call the center directly using the phone number available on our locations page or call the Appointment Center at 303-602-8958.
No medications can be given to students without a completed Student Medication/Treatment Request Release Agreement form.
This includes, but is not limited to, medications such as Tylenol® (acetaminophen) and Advil® (ibuprofen).
Student Medication and Treatments at School
Please use the Student Medication/Treatment Request Release Agreement form for general medication and medical treatment orders. This form is not recommended for students needing albuterol for asthma or an EpiPen® for anaphylaxis or emergency medications for seizures. For students requiring rescue medication for asthma, anaphylaxis, or seizures, please use the approved medication order action plans that are provided below.
Student Medication and Treatment Forms
The Anaphylaxis Medication Order and Plan is the preferred document for students with severe allergies who may need an EpiPen® at school. If the student requires other medications to treat allergies, such as Benadryl® (Diphenhydramine), please use the general medication form.
The asthma medication order and plan is the preferred document for students with asthma.
The Seizure Emergency Care Plan and Medication Orders for School and Childcare Settings is the preferred document for students who have seizures who may need emergency medications at school. If the student requires other medications, please use the general medication form.
Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed. For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s School Immunization page.
Vaccine exemption forms from the Colorado Department of Public Heath & Environment
How to Get Vaccinations:
DPS School Nurses provide a broad array of services, addressing:
Trouble uploading vaccination records into the online registration portal? The following instructions may assist you: “file names should be kept short and must not include special characters or symbols. The use of these characters can cause errors and you may encounter difficulties uploading the file.” If you continue to have problems uploading documents, please contact someone from the Choice & Enrollment office and/or share the vaccination record to your child’s school nurse.