CENTER FOR HEALTH SERVICES

 

The Center for Health Services (CHS) provides effective school health services to the clientele. Health services aim to process and promote the health of its clientele to acquire knowledge and skills for self-care, foster growth and reinforce positive health attitudes. Health services include Health Education, Communicable Disease Control, Environmental Safety and Sanitation, and First Aid Treatment.

 

The Center for Health Services (CHS) contributes to the physical, mental and social development of pupils/students and personnel through health promotion, maintenance of health and good nutrition, and disease prevention geared towards the attainment of the institutional vision and mission of developing Ignacian Marian leaders of faith, excellence and service.

 

Teleconference / Consultation and Online Health Bulletins as means of disseminating health knowledge and information are likewise provided.

 

Services:

  • Annual Physical Examination of Personnel
  • Daily Consultations and Treatment
  • Referral of Emergency Cases to hospitals
  • Provision of Health Teachings
  • Protection of the Environment through regular:
    • Misting of School Premises
    • Sanitation Inspection (Toilet and Food Services/Canteen Inspections)
    • Microbiological Examination of Water Drinking Fountains
  • Implementation of National Health Programs of the Department of Health through the Local Health Department (Quezon City Health Department and Roxas Health Center)
  • Extension of Services to parents/guardians of pupils/students and immediate family of personnel and visitors
  • Breastfeeding Area for lactating mothers

 

GUIDELINES ON TELECONSULTATION SERVICES FOR PUPILS/STUDENTS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL

The Center for Health Services (CHS) offers medical consultation through telephone call and Microsoft Teams with the CHS School Physician and School Nurses for Non-emergency and Non-life Threatening Health Concerns with the aim of providing them support. A communication device like landline telephone / mobile phone / laptop / desktop computeris needed to avail of the Teleconsultation Services.

 

  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

  1. Assessment, Advice and Recommendations are based on all information or data shared / provided by the pupil/student, pupil’s/student’s parent / guardian / Class Adviser, College student, student’s Program Head / Associate Dean and school personnel during Teleconsultation.

  1. Teleconsultation Services of CHS is NOT recommended for those pupils/students who are required to have examination or diagnostic procedure that can only be performed in-person by a physician.

  1. WHO CAN AVAIL OF THE TELECONSULTATION SERVICES?

     3.1 Pupils/Students with updated Medical History Forms, duly accomplished online form through Microsoft Forms by the parent / guardian (for Basic Education pupils/students) and College students

     3.2 School Personnel

          3.3 Pupils/Students and School Personnel who need medical advice and experiencing mild symptoms such as:

  • colds
  • cough
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • skin allergy
  • skin irritation / itchiness
  • tolerable abdominal / stomach pain
  • constipation
  • watery stool

    3.4 Pupils/Students and School Personnel who are under quarantine and are suspected / confirmed cases of COVID-19

    3.5 Pupils/Students  and  School  Personnel  with  recent  health  problems  or  had  been  absent  for  two (2)  or  more  days  due  to  prolonged  sickness  /  any  health  concern  that  might  limit  a pupil’s / student’s  and  personnel’s participation during Online Distance Learning classes and job functions

 

         Note: * Basic Education pupils/students will need the guidance /

                        supervision of their parent / guardian in

                        availing of the teleconsultation services of the Center.

 

  1. WHO ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEE A DOCTOR IN PERSON?

  1. Pupils/Students and School Personnel who are having:

  • blurred vision
  • chest pain
  • coughing with blood
  • defecating with blood
  • difficulty of breathing
  • head injuries caused by trauma
  • heart palpitation
  • loss of consciousness
  • weakness and numbness of extremities
  • others, which will require the physician to conduct / perform physical examination and to request for a diagnostic test

  1. REPORTING AND RECORDING

  1. The School Nurse shall write the date and time of Teleconsultation on the Daily Consultation and Treatment Logbook and record the complaint and treatment done.

  1. The School Nurse shall inform the Class Adviser, Associate Dean / Program Head and Department / Unit Head of the patient on the medical advice and recommendation/s given as needed / necessary.

 

House Rules for Patient Admission and Confinement

(Applicable only if Face to Face Learning is allowed / permitted)

Before Treatment

  1. Only the patient and one (1) companion should enter the Center for Health Services.
  2. The patient/companion should log in the patient’s name on the Daily Consultation and Treatment Logbook.
  3. After informing the condition of the patient to any of the Health Services Personnel, the companion may leave the patient.

During Treatment

  1. Patient’s condition will be assessed.

  1. Patient is allowed to stay if he/she is under observation for:

  • allergic reactions
  • chest pain
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty of breathing
  • dizziness
  • increased body temperature (Temperature of 37.3 - 37.7 ºC)
  • fever (37.8 ºC or higher)
  • severe abdominal pain
  • severe headache
  • vomiting
  • communicable / infectious disease

  1. A pupil/student will be allowed to go home if:

  • the above mentioned conditions are not relieved
  • diagnosed with communicable disease such as:
    • sore eyes
    • mumps
    • chicken pox
    • measles
    • hand-foot-mouth disease
    • suspected Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptom/s and
    • other related diseases;
  • he/she is in need of immediate dental treatment;
  • he/she must be referred to a medical specialist or to a physician if the school physician is not around;
  • he/she suffered injuries that need immediate intervention such as:
    • fracture
    • laceration
    • deep punctured wound and
    • other related injuries;

  1. Patient will be given medicines only if:
  • medicines are prescribed by an attending physician.
  • the patient has undergone consultation with the school physician.
  • a consent is given by a parent or guardian.
  • medical history forms are updated with medicines specified in case of fever, toothache, allergies and asthma.
  1. Patient will be given recommendation slip/s as needed and if seen by the school physician. Prescription/s will be given if necessary.
  2. For emergency cases, the patient is brought to the nearest hospital. Parents / guardians are immediately informed about the case.

After Treatment

A. Going back to the classroom

            Before going back to the classroom after having been relieved from his/her complaint, the patient should log-out, write the complaint and treatment done in the Daily Consultation and Treatment Logbook.

            Preschool pupils, Junior High School and Senior High School students will be issued a CHS Slip signed by a Health Services Personnel to be submitted to the Class Adviser / Subject Teacher.

 

B. Going Home

  1. A Health Services Personnel will inform the parents if the pupil/student will be sent home. Otherwise, he/she will NOT be allowed to go home.
  2. Before going home, the pupil/student should log-out, write the complaint and treatment done and should secure an Exit Pass to be signed by any of the Health Services Personnel. The Exit Pass will be submitted to the Guard on Duty at the gate before a patient is allowed to go home.
  3. Fetcher should log-in and out.

 

Medical Clearance:

 

Pupils/Students who had been absent for two (2) or more days due to prolonged sickness / any health concern / hospitalization shall seek first a medical clearance from the Center for Health Services provided that he/she presents a medical certificate before reporting back to school. Those who failed to comply will be referred to their respective Discipline Coordinator/s (Basic Education) or Coordinator of  Student Affairs (College)as the medical clearance is a requirement to screen the pupil/student before allowing to return to school.

 

Pupils/Students who have been absent due to infectious / communicable diseases such as sore eyes, mumps, chicken pox, measles, hand-foot-mouth disease and other related diseases are required to present a medical certificate from their Family / Attending Physician and seek medical clearance first from the Center for Health Services before entering their classrooms. Such will determine if they are fit to go back to school or still need to be isolated / sent home to prevent the spread of communicable disease or for referral to family / attending physician.

 

Note: The Center for Health Services has the authority to send a pupil/student home to rest / isolate for a prescribed observation period if and when the Health Services Personnel has assessed that the pupil/student is not yet fit to report. Absences incurred during the prescribed observation period will be given consideration by the concerned school authorities.

 

A pupil/student will be issued a CHS Slip signed by a Health Services personnel if he/she is given clearance to report to school. CHS Slip shall be submitted to the Class Adviser / Subject Teacher.

Pupils/Students are only allowed to stay and rest in the Center for Health Services if they are sick and may stay there until their condition is stable and vital signs are normal. Only one person is allowed on each bed. Pupils/Students are NOT allowed to standby / loiter inside the Center for Health Services.

 

Pupils/Students are advised to have their breakfast before coming to school to prevent dizziness, stomachache or headache.

Silence shall be observed at all times inside the Center for Health Services.

 

Other Relevant Information: (Applicable for Online Distance Learning):

 

Pupils/Students with recent health problems or had been absent for  two (2) or more days due to prolonged sickness / any health concern must report these conditions to the Class Adviser and to the Center for Health Services through correspondence at the beginning of classes or when a problem arises. These health concerns could include, but are not limited to, vision or hearing deficiencies, diabetes, seizure disorder, asthma, life-threatening allergies, chronic illness, recent surgery, contagious illnesses, symptoms of contagious illnesses, medication or anything that might limit the pupil’s/student’s participation during Online Distance Learning classes.

 

NOTE: Confirmed COVID-19 cases of pupils/students and those with exposure to a COVID-19 patient shall be reported to the Class Adviser and to the Center for Health Services through correspondence. Absences incurred during the period will be given consideration by the concerned school authorities.

 

Service Hours:

            Monday - Friday                     7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Location:

            Ground Floor, Beaterio Annex Building

 

            Telephone numbers:              (8)373-6847 to 49 local 405 

                                                        

            Email address:                       chs@smcqc.edu.ph