District HEALTH


Dr. George Ruggiero, Medical Director

Offices are located at:
Peconic Bay Medical Group
54 Woodville Road
Shoreham, NY 11786

Phone: (631) 929-1256 (Office)

 

    Pupil Personnel

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     Director Elizabeth Chappell
             Ph. 631.369.6800
   elizabeth.chappell@riverhead.net

Elizabeth Chappell, the Director
of Pupil Personnel, oversees
the School Nurses.

Downloadable Health Forms:

Head Lice Information

Medication Policy and
Physicians Orders Form

Physician's Physical Form

If you have any questions,
please contact your school
nurse. They are listed
in the directory for each of
the schools in the district.
See Our Schools and
School Information on each
of the school sites.

Website HEALTH LINKS


Website SAFETY LINKS

 

UPDATE ON HEALTH ISSUES IN THE DISTRICT 1/24/2014

                         Health

Change in Immunization Requirements

(March 13, 2014 - RCSD) Immunizations--New York State has changed the immunization requirements for school attendance, effective July 1, 2014. for information about these changes, please consult your child's health care provider or the school's nurse. Also see the information HERE.

This is the new chart of required immunizations we must follow for the 2014-2015 school year: http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf

ADDITIONAL CASES OF PERTUSSIS HAVE BEEN REPORTED

(January 24, 2014 - RCSD) PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE NEW CASES OF PERTUSSIS IN THE RIVERHEAD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. The cases are not limited to one school. Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory illness that is spread through the air by cough from an infected individual. . . > ENTIRE LETTER / > PERTUSSIS INFO / QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

(December 3, 2013-RCSD) PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE NEW CASES OF PERTUSSIS IN THE RIVERHEAD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. The cases are not limited to one school. Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory illness that is spread through the air by cough from an infected individual. . . > ENTIRE LETTER / > PERTUSSIS INFO / QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

(November 13, 2013-Riverhead High School) There has been a case of Pertussis reported at Riverhead High School. Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory illness that is spread through the air by coughing from an infected individual. A person with Pertussis is infectious for 21 days from the start of the cough, or until he/she has been on 5 full days of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Children and adults may be susceptible and still develop Pertussis even if they are up-to-date with their vaccinations as immunity to Pertussis wanes over the years. Pertussis illness is particularly dangerous and can be fatal to infants who are not fully immunized. Pertussis in older children and adults may present milder symptons, particularly if previously immunized. > ENTIRE LETTER / > PERTUSSIS INFO / QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Information about pertussis is available below and at the school health office which can be reached at 369-6748.  We also encourage you to contact your primary health care provider with any further questions. Visit the following websites:

www.cdc.gov/pertussis/outbreaks-faqs.html
www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/signs-symptoms.html
www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/diagnosis-treatment.html
www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/pertussis/fact_sheet.html

STUDENT PHYSICALS

Student athletes must receive their physical from the school physician, Dr. Frank S. Segreto and staff.

Physician's Physical Form

If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.
They are listed in the directory for each of the schools in
the district. See Our Schools and School Information on each
of the school sites.

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