Health

The first wealth is health.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Winter Park High School has Health Offices located on both campuses. The Ninth Grade Center has an LPN, and the Main Campus has both a Registered Nurse and a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practioner during school hours.

Ninth Grade Center
Charlotte Green, LPN
407-623-1476 ext. 6246229
Main Campus
Nancy Mooney, RN
Pam Flaherty, ARNP
407-622-3200 ext. 6182229

Easy & Affordable Health Care Coverage- Healthykids and KidCare

  • Find out how to enroll for this quality insurance for children from ages 0-18 years old
  • Call 1-888-540-5437 toll free or visit www.floridakidcare.org
  • Contact the school nurse if you would like an application for KidCare
  • English and Spanish applications are available

Nutrition Tip: Did you know that eating breakfast is one of the best things you can do for yourself? It improves memory, concentration, creativity, and gets your metabolism revved up for the day. Research shows kids that eat breakfast do better in school!

Monthly Topic: FLU FACTS AND PREVENTION

  • Flu symptoms include fever, headache, chills, body aches, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion
  • Flu is spread when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes, or speaks and sends the flu virus into the air.
  • The virus enters the nose, throat or lungs of a person and multiplies.  Flu spreads less frequently when a person touches a surface that has flu viruses on it.
  • If you get the flu:  rest, drink plenty of liquids, and avoid alcohol and tobacco
  • Antibiotics like penicillin will not cure the flu.  The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot.  Over-the-counter medications may relieve symptoms of the flu.  Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is recommended for children; aspirin or acetaminophen for adults.  Do NOT give aspirin to a child or teenager who has the flu.  Decongestants, cough suppressants, and use of a humidifier can provide symptomatic relief.
  • In addition to flu shots, three antiviral medications are available by prescription that will help prevent flu infection:  Tamiflu, Flumadine and Symmetrel.  Doctors also can prescribe antivirals for flu, but treatment must begin within 2 days of the onset of symptoms for it to be effective.

Things to keep in mind…Wash your hands frequently using soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.  Schools should be extra-vigilant that ill students be excluded from sports activities, choir or any activities that may involve close contact, since transmission of the flu may be easier in these situations.  And remember, it is never too late in the flu season to be vaccinated!