Health Office

Welcome to Bradford School’s Health Information Page

Please read the important information below and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Nurse Contact Information:
Patricia Dowling, MSN, RN, CSN
Phone: 973-509-4153
Fax: 973-509-6553
Click here to e-mail Ms. Dowling the school nurse.

NOTE: All medical forms can be downloaded here: District Medical Forms

If your child will be absent, please call the main office 973-509-4155 and leave a message on the attendance line. Include the reason for the absence and the estimated time they will be out of school.

Illness & Injuries:
If your child is experiencing any change in their medical status or has been newly diagnosed with asthma, food allergy or any other acute or chronic condition, please alert the school nurse.

Medications may not be given in school without written permission from the student’s doctor and parents/guardians. This applies to both prescription and over the counter medicine. Diagnosis of asthma, food allergy and epilepsy require an action plan.

Physical Exams/Immunization:
Physical exams are required of all students entering kindergarten or transferring to Bradford School from school district, state and/or country. Physicals are recommended for students entering 6th grade.

All students are screened annually for height, weight, and blood pressure. New Jersey State Guidelines are followed for vision, hearing and scoliosis screening. Parents/guardians will be notified if follow-up is recommended.

NJ Family Care Health Insurance-insurance program for uninsured NJ families. Information can be obtained by calling: 1-800-701-0710 or visit the website.
Food Allergy and Asthma Network-information on food allergies and asthma.

Child Trends Data Bank—they provide services for children who have oral health problem

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Offers information on a wide variety of common childhood illness and current recommended treatment and prevention.

Further information on health related topics can be found on the District School Nurse’s Page.
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