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Health Center at Bishop Hendricken 

Health and Wellness is important to the Hendricken community. Our school offers a variety of health related clubs to our students, information nights on current health topics to Parents, Flu clinics and the “Vaccinate before you Graduate” program. The Bishop Hendricken Health Center is located adjacent to the main office. A nurse is available to students and families 8am to 2pm daily. All medical information should be sent directly to the health center office. You can fax confidential information to us at 401.732.8261.

Any student who feels ill during the day should go to the health center to be evaluated by the nurse. The nurse will then notify the parents/guardians when necessary. Students are not allowed to be dismissed for illness without seeing the nurse.

Contact & Questions

Mrs. Darlene Amoroso, RN
School Nurse
401.739.3450, ext. 136
damoroso@hendricken.com
Mrs. Laura Zaniol, LICSW
School Social Worker
401.739.3450, ext. 176
lzaniol@hendricken.com

Fall 2017 Health Center Update

from Mrs. Darlene Amoroso, RN

Allergies & Medication

All students are required to carry their epi-pens and inhalers on them at all times. However, we have epi-pens located around the school in case of an emergency. They are located in the main office, the health center, the president’s office and the library. All other prescription and non-prescription medications should be brought to the health office. Students should not carry any medicine with them.

Vaccination Information

The Rhode Island Department of Health has posted new guidelines for vaccinations for students in the state. As of August 2017, all incoming seniors will be required to have a booster dose of Meningococcal vaccine before the start of the school year.

Please click here for the 2017 vaccination schedule for students.

Vaccinate Before You Graduate
Students can receive important vaccinations through Bishop Hendricken.

The Vaccinate Before You Graduate (VBYG) Program is available to all students in middle and high school at no out of pocket cost and it is convenient since all immunizations  are administered during the school day.  All immunizations  are reported to KIDSNET (HEALTH’S Immunization Registry) within 48 hours, so that physicians have documentation of all vaccines administered outside of their office.

Most importantly, VBYG offers an opportunity for students to catch up on 11 required or recommended vaccinations that may be needed for school, college or work.

There are two registration options:  Parents can fill out the consent form attached below and return it to the school nurse OR they can register online by visiting twc.thewellcomp.com, then clicking on the “Vaccinate Before You Graduate” tab.

VBYG offers the following vaccines:
Influenza (Injectable only)
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
HPV (New this year: 8th graders required to have received 2+ doses)
Meningitis
Meningitis B (new addition to vaccines offered through HEALTH)
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
Polio
Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria)
Tdap  (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
Varicella (Chickenpox)

Click here for information on the VBYG program.  Vaccination Consent Forms – Click here.

There also is new information about bacterial meningitis. Click here to learn about the illness.

Athletic Injuries

If a student has an athletic injury, Mr. Maynard, our athletic trainer, is available on campus to students after school. He is also available daily at the fields and in the gymnasiums.

Concussion Information

If your son sustains a concussion, please advise our school Nurse as soon as possible.  Mrs. Amoroso will collaborate with you, and your Son’s school counselor, to formulate a recovery plan based on his physician’s recommendations.

Please find the information below as a reference to help educate you on Concussion signs and symptoms, as well as policies on return to play:
Get a Heads Up on Concussion in Sports Policies
Parent Fact Sheet
Parent Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Implementing Return to Play
Parent-Athlete Info Sheet

Social Worker

Mrs. Laura Zaniol, School Social Worker, is available for personal counseling with students, administrators, faculty, staff, and parents on campus daily from 8am-3pm.