Health Clinics

Bexley City Schools helps facilitate a healthy and safe environment for each student, recognizing that healthy students are able to learn more effectively and receive the full benefit of the school experience offered. Three clinics in the district, each staffed with a Registered Nurse, provide screenings, first aid and medical care to students throughout the school day.

Clinic Visits

Bexley's health clinics at the Cassingham Complex, Maryland and Montrose are open for students during the school day. The Registered Nurse assesses the student, performs appropriate first aid procedures and administers approved medication. The clinic staff is not able to diagnose disease; it cannot administer medication without a Medication Authorization Form signed by parent/guardian and physician.

Illness/Injury

Any student who has a temperature of 100.0 degrees or above, vomiting, diarrhea, symptoms of communicable disease while at school must be picked up from school by an authorized person listed on the Emergency Medical Authorization (EMA) form. Likewise, students with any injury that requires stitches, x-ray or additional medical attention will be sent home with an authorized person listed on the Emergency Medical Authorization Form. When a student appears to be in a life threatening situation or has a serious injury, the clinic staff calls the emergency squad and parent/guardians. The information on the EMA form must be up to date, with individuals listed on the form reachable at the numbers listed in case of emergency. The clinic staff cannot distribute crutches or wheelchairs to an injured student for school use.

Health Screenings

A Vision and Hearing Screening is performed by the Registered Nurse for all students in kindergarten, first, third, fifth, seventh and ninth grades, as well as any student new to the district or referred by staff. (This screening is not meant to replace routine ear and eye check-ups.) Clinic staff members notify parent/guardians of a student who has an abnormal finding and recommend a professional exam for the student. The clinics welcome parent/guardians who wish to volunteer to assist in the yearly screenings.

How to Reach the Clinic

Please feel free to contact your child’s clinic with any questions. The following is a list of Bexley City School District clinics and their assigned Registered Nurses:
 
Joann Spain, R.N. & Katie Talbott, R.N.
Cassingham Complex 
(614) 237-4309 ext 3146
 
Montrose Elementary 
(614) 338-2098 ext 473
 
Maryland Elementary 
(614) 338-2096 ext 272

Helpful Hints

Bexley City Schools wants to assist in keeping children learning and healthy. The best way to keep a student healthy throughout the school year is to encourage frequent hand washing and healthy eating, exercise and rest habits.

Mental Health

A team of Nationwide Children’s Hospital mental health professionals is available to help Bexley students, supported by a grant from ADAMH (Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board) of Franklin County. Two clinicians are based at the Cassingham Complex during regular school hours, handling workshops, drug and alcohol prevention education and other counseling duties. For more information about this support or to seek a referral, see a school counselor, health clinic nurse or office staff member at the student's school.