Health Office

Jennifer McMahon, MA and Lauren Ledford
Nurse’s Assistants
(825) 523-4000 Ext. 2017

Rebekah Spooner, RN, BSN
School Nurse
(858) 523-4000 Ext. 1126

Office Hours and Location

The nurse’s office is open from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. during regularly scheduled school days. The office is located adjacent to the Dean’s Office in the Student Services Building. The private entrance to the nurse’s office should be accessed from the Attendance Office in the Student Services Building.

Frequently Asked Questions

My student has a doctor appointment and needs to leave school early, what do I do?

  • Call the Passport line and follow the prompts. The Passport line is checked approximately every 20 minutes. In order to seamlessly facilitate the early release of your student, messages need to be left early enough to give the attendance office adequate time to get the pass to your student prior to the release time.

My student is sick and missed more than three consecutive days of school.

  • The health office will require a note from the student’s physician. It should include dates of illness, return to school date, and a diagnosis.  Please contact the Health Office if you have further questions.
  • *The Health Office adheres to all HIPAA compliance guidelines; all student medical information will be kept confidential.

My student was prescribed a short term medication (i.e. antibiotics, allergy pills) that he/she needs to take while at school, can my student just carry it in their back pack?

  • No. A parent/guardian must check in the medication at the health office with the nurse in the original bottle with directions. Your student can come to the health office during the school day and their medication will be dispensed to them.

Illness at Home

Students are advised to stay home if suffering from active illness in order to protect other students and staff from possible disease transmission.

Parents may report an absence to:
Attendance office (Automated Attendance Line)
858 523-4000, Ext 1128

*Parents are required to report all confirmed or suspected
contagious diseases to the school nurse.

Illness at School

When a student becomes ill or injured during class, a pass to the Health Office must be obtained from the current teacher. Students should NOT call home prior to being evaluated in the Health Office.

Vision and Hearing Testing

Vision and hearing tests are typically conducted once throughout the four years of high school. This is usually performed during the sophomore year, however, additional testing may be requested at any time by the student’s parent or teacher. Parents will be notified if test results indicate that additional follow-up care is necessary by your primary care physician.

Doctor Appointments

It is recommended that doctor appointments be scheduled outside of school hours. If a student must see a doctor during school hours, a parent must notify the Attendance Office in advance with exact appointment times, anticipated period of absence, and time of return to school. An authorized passport must be obtained from the Attendance Office before leaving campus. An admit slip is issued upon return after any absence from class.

Parents may report a doctor appointment to:
Passport Line
(858) 523-4000 Ext 1128

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Please contact the Health Office at


All medications, including over-the-counter and prescribed drugs, must be kept in the Health Office.

Students requiring any daily or long-term medications that need to be taken during school hours must have a form completed by a parent and the physician requesting and granting permission for administration by the nurse/medical assistant.

Medications must be sent to the school in the original container and will be stored in a locked cabinet in the health office. All medications must be kept with the nurse; special exceptions are made on an individual basis. For instance, students diagnosed with asthma and requiring inhaler treatment may be allowed to carry their inhaler. Students diagnosed with a severe allergy which may result in anaphylaxis are allowed to carry their epi-pen. Diabetic students are permitted to carry necessary supplies related to diabetes management. Special permission for this is granted when the parent and physician complete the appropriate supplemental form, which will be maintained on file in the Health Office. Permission forms for this purpose may be requested from the Health Office.

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