Health Services


Health Services: Updates & Reminders

Contact Information  

To contact the school nurse, Ms. Williams, please call 816-412-5979.  She is in the office Monday – Friday, 7am to 4pm. She is available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your student(s), K-12.


Allergy Season is Here Already!

Seasonal allergies are certainly causing problems for many people right now. Did you know that over 70% of children with asthma have an allergy to something? That’s right. And when children are exposed to these allergens, it can cause more problems with their asthma. If your student has asthma and seems to be using his/her inhaler a little more frequently lately, we recommend that you follow up with your student’s physician. Ask about allergies. Ask if your child should be taking allergy medication(s). Ask what you can do to prevent asthma flares.

If you and your physician decide that an allergy medicine would be beneficial for your student, please talk with and assess your student every morning. Allergy medicine is most effective when it’s taken on a daily basis. It is very important that your student receives his/her allergy medication BEFORE he/she comes to school; this includes oral medication, nasal sprays and/or allergy eye drops. This will ensure that your student is not miserable throughout the day and it will keep him/her from missing class due to multiple trips to the nurse’s office.

For more information regarding allergies and asthma, please visit the following site: http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/allergies/allergies_asthma.html

Immunizations 

All students entering a Missouri school are required to present certification from a physician or local health department indicating that the student has received all the immunizations required by Missouri law. All immunizations must be up-to-date before students are permitted to attend class. New students will be required to submit a copy of current immunizations before entering school. Returning students will be notified if any immunizations need to be up-dated. For specific information regarding state immunization requirements, please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website at www.health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations/records.php.

We would like to send a special “Thank You” to our parents and guardians for their assistance in helping University Academy reach a 100% vaccination rate for the 2012-2013 school year!  Each and every one of our students is in compliance with the state of Missouri’s recommendations for immunizations. What an amazing accomplishment! We most certainly plan to stay on top of things and continue this success rate in the years to come!!

Health Services Forms

We welcome your child to the University Academy! Student health requirements are important as we partner with our families to create a safe and effective learning environment. In order for us to understand your child’s individual health needs and how we can support them while they are here at school, we are requesting you to fill out several forms and returned them to the office prior to the first day of school.  (the forms are listed below)

Emergency Health Information Form
This form contains parental, emergency, general health and medical information. Please list known allergies on this form as well as any additional health concerns you may have. (This form must be signed and turned in.)

Medication Policy
Please familiarize yourself with our medication policy for prescription medicine and over-the-counter medicine. The information can be found in the 2012-2013 University Academy Parent and Student Handbook. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEDICATION WITH YOUR STUDENT ON THE SCHOOL BUS. ALL medications, prescription and non-prescription MUST be dropped off at the school by the student’s parent/guardian.

Over-The-Counter Medication Form
Over-The-Counter medications will be administered sparingly when indicated to make your child more comfortable and able to remain at school. With your signed permission, the school nurse or delegated staff person may administer the approved medications listed on this form. If you only want certain medications, or no medications to be given to your child, you must also indicate this on the form. (This form must be signed and turned in.)

Authorization for Medications Form
Written parental/guardian consent will be required prior to giving any prescription medicine or personally provided over-the-counter medications at school. This form is to be completed for each personally supplied medication given.

Thank you very much for your ongoing support of school and home working together for the health and safety of our students. Please feel free to contact our school nurse at any time regarding acute, chronic or exceptional health problems concerning your child. We look forward to having your child attend the University Academy!

The UA Wellness Center

Operated by Children's Mercy Hospital, the Wellness Center provides a special, professional school-based health care service for our students. More than 800 UA students are already registered with the Children's Mercy Hospital Wellness Center.

For more information regarding the Wellness Center, or to learn how to register your child , please contact the UA Wellness Center, at 816-412-5978 - or CLICK HERE to learn more about this program.

The UMKC School of Dentistry – University Academy Clinic

Friends of University Academy and UMKC School of Dentistry opened a dental clinic inside University Academy in the fall of 2012. For those families who may not have received any information about the clinic, here is a little bit of information…

  • WHO: Open to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. The clinic will be staffed by student dentists and dental hygienists under faculty dentist supervision.
  • WHAT: The fully-equipped 2-chair dental clinic will allow University Academy students to receive general dental care with UMKC’s main clinic readily available for specialty services.
  • WHEN: The dental clinic will be open during normal school hours, Monday through Thursday.
  • WHERE: The dental clinic is located near the main entrance of the school, inside the main office. It is easily accessible and eliminates the need to travel to and from appointments.
  • WHY: Good oral health is an important part of overall health and a foundation for a successful academic year.

For questions regarding the dental clinic, please contact the clinic at 816-412-9249.

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