Health Services - Nurses
The Stevenson Health Services team works closely with faculty, staff, parents and students to create an environment that promotes health and safety in pursuit of our mission, "Success for Every Student."
Reminder for All Parents
Please turn in all medical paperwork to either nurses office using one of these ways:
- Email is the preferred submission method (email@example.com)
- Fax: 847-955-2445
This is especially important for freshmen, transfer students and seniors. Please call the central nurse's line with questions or concerns at 847-415-4000, extension 4045.
State of Illinois Mandatory Health Requirements for Students
Required Immunizations by the State of Illinois
All Incoming Freshmen
Required to have a physical examination and complete immunizations dated within 12 months of the first day of school. We suggest that you make an appointment now for a physical exam.
Transfer Students in Grades 10, 11,12
From an Illinois High School:
Student must present copy of their 9th grade physical with all immunizations at the time of registration.
Out of State Transfers:
Student must present a copy of their high school physical with all immunizations from their previous high school. If their previous high school does not require a physical, the student has 30 days to complete this Illinois State requirement. The student still need to present current immunizations to enter school. Students also need to complete and return a required Vision Screening Form. Download the Vision Screening Form.
From Outside of the Country:
Student must present all current updated immunizations, health records and TB Skin test requirements at the time of registration. The student has 30 days for all completed records to be on file with the Stevenson High School Nurse’s office. Any student not in compliance with these health requirements will be excluded from school at the end of the 30-day period. Students also need to complete and return a required Vision Screening Form. Download the Vision Screening Form.
Religious Exemption Requests
The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education requires that the Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption Form be completed by the parent/guardian and signed by the primary care provider if religious exemption is requested. If you have any further questions regarding this new law, please contact the SHS nurses.
Meningitis Immunization Requirement for Seniors
All seniors are required to have a meningitis vaccination on or after the student’s 16th birthday, or evidence of two meningitis vaccinations with the first dose given on or after the 11th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose. This requirement must be completed and recorded before Oct. 15, or your student will be excluded from classes until the requirement is met.
Parents and guardians are advised to consult with their student’s healthcare provider to determine if he or she is in compliance.
Questions about the requirement can be directed to the Nurses Office: 847-415-4045.
Guidelines for Administration of Medication
If it is determined that medication must be given to a student at school, the procedure below will be followed:
- Medications, prescription or over the counter, will be administered by a school nurse. Students are not allowed to carry medications, with the following exceptions:
- Permission Form to Administer Medication must be completely filled out and signed by the student’s parent or guardian and licensed prescriber, and on file in the Nurse’s Office.
- Permission to administer over-the-counter medication will be in place until graduation.
- Permission to administer prescription medication must be renewed annually.
- Prescription medication must be brought to the Nurse’s Office by a parent or guardian in the original container.
- Some over-the-counter medications are stocked by the SHS Nurse’s Office.These include generic Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin, Midol, Benadryl and Sudafed.
- SHS nurses will dispose any medications that are not picked up at the end of the school year.
If your student is going home sick:
- The student must go through either nurse’s office.
- We will call the parent/guardian to confirm the pick up time and destination.
- If your student drove to school, we need approval from a parent/guardian that you give your student permission to drive home sick.
If your student has a doctor’s note:
- Please give a copy of all physician notes to either nurse’s office and we will assist in distributing to the appropriate staff.
If your student arrives to school on crutches:
- Drop your student off at either parking lot B, door 1 (the Point/Forum) to see the West Building nurses or parking lot D, door 17(the Field House) to see the East Building nurses.
- Please provide a note from your physician to either nurse’s office, which will be processed and distributed to the appropriate staff.
- An elevator pass and extra time between classes may be provided to assist the student throughout the school day.
- If additional resources are needed, please contact either nurse’s office.
If your student has a fever (temperature of 100 degrees or more):
- Your student must be fever-free for 24 hours without the assistance of a fever-reducing medication, such as Advil, Tylenol, etc. before he/she can return to school.
- If your student is found to have a fever while at school, they must be picked up immediately.
If your student requires medication while at school:
- Please reference our Medication for Students page.
- No student can carry over the counter medications.
Vision and hearing screenings:
- Vision and hearing screenings are completed according to state guidelines and school policy. Vision and hearing screenings are provided annually to students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
- Students transferring into Illinois for the first-time MUST have a vision exam completed by a physician.
- If a student fails either screening, parents/guardians will be notified and appropriate referrals will be made.
- Students need a pass from class to come to the nurse’s office, unless it is an emergency or if the student is going home sick. If it is a passing period, then the student must get a pass from the next class, so the teacher is aware of the student’s attendance.
- In the case of an emergency in the classroom: the teacher will press the emergency call button and a nurse will respond.
Please call either nurse’s office with any additional questions or concerns.
State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Illinois Department of Public Health - COVID-19 Testing Sites
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Centers for Disease Control
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Illinois Department of Public Health
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Lake County Health Department
National Alliance for Mental Illness
Important Medical/Health Forms for SHS Students
- Anaphylaxis Action Plan
- Asthma Action Plan
- Certificate of Child Health Examination
- Concussion Care Protocol
- Dental Form
- Diabetes Medical Management Plan
- Health Emergency Form
- Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption Form
- Permission to Administer Medication
- Seizure Action Plan
- Sports Physical (Pre-participation) Form
- Vision Screening Form
Prior to arriving on campus, anyone entering the building or interacting with faculty staff or students is expected to take a daily health assessment, be prepared to have their temperature taken and show through the Daily Health Assessment app that they are approved to enter the building or be on campus.
Click to Access Health Screening App:
Daily Health Assessment
Anyone on campus is expected to adhere to current CDC safety guidelines.