High School Health

HIGH SCHOOL

Binghamton High School fax 607-762-6337

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS

Students who are required to have a current physical on file in the health office at your child’s school include the following:

Grades 9 and 11
Students new to the district
Students participating in athletics
Students in need of working papers
Students referred to Special Services may also need to have a current physical


If your child has had a recent physical, please contact their provider to have it faxed to the school health office. If not, please contact their provider for an appointment, and call the school health office with this date. Students who do not have a current physical, or a scheduled appointment for one, will be scheduled for an appointment with the school provider.

Physical form pdf

Athletic form pdf
UHS Sports Medicine form pdf

Working papers-students interested in obtaining working papers must have a current physical as well as the physical fitness certification form signed by the provider. This form is available here, from the health office or 98 Oak Street- from the district health office.

Working papers certificate

IMMUNIZATIONS

Students in grades 9-12 are required to have a certain number of doses of a variety of immunizations on file in the health office to attend school.
The vaccine types and doses vary according to grade.

Immunization requirements

One exemption is allowed at this time:

Medical exemption- the student’s medical provider must verify, each year, what vaccines they are exempt from, and why they should be considered exempt from this vaccine(s).

In the event that there is an outbreak of a vaccine preventable illness in your child’s school, your child will be required to remain out of school, for their health, until 14 days after the last reported case.

Immunizations may be given by their primary medical provider or the Broome County Health Department (607-778-2839)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION


Students are required to participate in physical education. If your child has a medical condition, injury or illness preventing them from participation, an excuse from their medical provider is required.
If a long term, or permanent modification is needed, the provider should complete the physical education medical form.
The school health office may only excuse a student from physical education for one (1) day without a physician’s order.

Medical Exeption form pdf

ILLNESS

Fever- if your child has had a fever, they should remain home form school until they have been fever free for 24 hours- without medication. This allows for the possibility of return of the fever, and gives the body time to rest and repair before returning to school, and possible exposure to other illnesses in a weakened state.

Vomiting/diarrhea- any child that has either of these in the evening or early morning, should not come to school that morning. If there is an underlying medical condition that is the cause of either of these problems, please contact your school’s health office.

DIET RESTRICTIONS

Any food restrictions and related medications should be reported to the school’s health office directly, and as soon as possible. This includes food allergies, medical conditions, ie celiac, religious restrictions, or any other factors affecting food intake. Please have the medical provider complete the Diet Prescription Form.

Diet form pdf

DENTAL

If your child has a dental exam, you may take the form below to be completed at the time of their visit. This is optional, and not required for them to attend school.

Dental form pdf

DISEASES

Please contact the school health office, or your medical provider if you have any questions or concerns.

Common diseases and their signs/symptoms. H-57

MEDICATION

ANY medications that a student requires at school should be brought to the school health office by an adult. This includes over the counter medications. An order is required from their medical provider, and should also be signed by the parent/guardian.

Student may only carry medication on their person, if approved by their medical provider and the school health office.

Medication form pdf

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