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District 211 Health Services Staff

Higgins Education Center

Janice Cluchey | 847-755-6843
NCAMnurse@d211.org | CNTRnurse@d211.org

Hoffman Estates High School

Dawn Leach
847-755-5662 | HEHSnurse@d211.org

James B. Conant High School

Dawna Smeltzer
847-755-3662 | CHSnurse@d211.org

North Campus

Janice Cluchey | 847-755-6843
NCAMnurse@d211.org | CNTRnurse@d211.org

Palatine High School

Caitlin Hermanson | Jean Johnson
847-755-1662 | PHSnurse@d211.org

Schaumburg High School

Melanie Hopkins
847-755-4662 | SHSnurse@d211.org

William Fremd High School

Vanessa Enciso
847-755-2662 | FHSnurse@d211.org

Support Nurses

Ashley Howell

State of Illinois Mandatory Health Requirements for Students

Physical Exam

(For 9th Grade & Transfer Students)

As a requirement for all incoming ninth graders, students are required to submit a State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form (español). Forms must be dated within twelve (12) months of the first day of school. A parent/guardian must fill out and sign the parent/guardian health history section and note any health condition, disabilities, allergies, and/or medications.

Please note: an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) sports physical form MAY NOT be submitted for ninth grade enrollment purposes as it lacks much of the required information regarding a student's health history and status. Transfer students must provide all current updated immunizations, health records and TB Skin test requirements. The student has 30 days for all completed records to be on file with the Health Service Office.

Eye Exam

(Transfer Students)

An eye exam is required for all transfer students from out of the state of Illinois. Illinois law require all students transferring to an Illinois school from out of state for the first time to complete an eye exam.

Dental Examination

(9th grade)

A dental exam is also required for all incoming ninth graders. Dental exams may be submitted if they are dated on or after November 15 of the previous school year. Plese note: school dental exams must have been completed within 18 months prior to the May 15th deadline.

Meningitis

District 211 12th grade students must provide proof of the meningococcal vaccination (MCV4) given on or after the student's 16th birthday. Parents and guardians are advised to consult with their child's healthcare provider to determine if they are in compliance.

Medication Authorization Form

Students with prescriptions and other over the counter medications to be taken during the school day are required to complete and submit a Medication Authorization Form. This form must be submitted annually and/or whenever a prescription has been changed.

Tylenol and Advil are stocked in the health office and may be given as needed with a completed Tylenol/Advil Authorization Form; parent/guardian and medical provider signatures are required.

Religious Exemption Requests

The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education require 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 law, please contact the school nurse.

Guidelines for Administration of Medication

District 211 is committed to the health and safety of its student body. Any students who need to take medications throughout the school day may do so, but for the safety of our students and staff, specific procedures must be followed.

If it is determined that medication must be given to a student at school:

Prescriptions

All prescription and over-the-counter medication will be administered by a school nurse. Students are not allowed to carry medications, with the following exceptions:

Permission Forms

A Permission Form to Administer Medication must be completely filled out and signed by the student’s parent or guardian as well as a licensed prescriber, and on file in the Nurse’s Office.

Some over-the-counter medications are stocked by our nurses. These include: ibuprofen, Tylenol, and Benadryl. Any prescription medications must be brought to the Nurse's Office by a parent or guardian in its original container.

IMPORTANT - school nurses will dispose of all medications that are not picked up at the end of the school year.

Medical Forms

Submitting Forms

Once completed, physical forms, dental forms, proof of immunizations, health care plans, or additional medical information can be submitted in any of the following ways:

School Email Fax Dropped off at school
Conant High School CHSnurse@d211.org 847.755.3861 700 E Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Fremd High School FHSnurse@d211.org 847.755.2861 1000 S Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 60067
Higgins Education Center CNTRnurse@d211.org 847.285.3284 1030 W Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Hoffman Estates High School HEHSnurse@d211.org 847.755.5861 1100 W Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
North Campus NCAMnurse@d211.org 847.285.3284 335 E Illinois Ave, Palatine, IL 60067
Palatine High School PHSnurse@d211.org 847.755.1861 1111 N Rohlwing Road, Palatine, IL 60074
Schaumburg High School SHSnurse@d211.org 847.755.4861 1100 W Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194

School-Based Mental Health Support

All students have access to school-based mental health support through their assigned school counselor as well as a student’s larger student support team which includes counselors, psychologists, and social workers. In addition to supporting students academically, school counselors are available to help students with social situations, family trouble, peer conflict, and with processing their emotions. School social workers and psychologists are also available to see students for individual and group counseling as well as to link students and families to school and community supports.

For non-emergency mental health concerns in need of school-based support, please reach out to your child’s school counselor.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is complex with psychological, social, biological, cultural and environmental factors involved. If you or someone close to you is facing challenges in these areas, we encourage you to seek assistance. We want people who are despairing and thinking about suicide to know that there is help available. All you need to do is to ask for help.

If you are facing an immediate emergency call 911.

For non-emergencies, these resources may be helpful:

Hotlines

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line
    • 847-377-8088
  • Suicide Hotline
    • 800-784-2433
  • Talkline
    • 800-273-8255

Hospital Treatment Programs

  • Alexian Brothers Hospital
    • 800-432-5005
  • Northwest Community Hospital
    • 847-618-1000
  • Streamwood Behavioral Health hospital
    • 630-837-9000

Concussions

A student’s best chance of full recovery from a concussion involves two critical components: cognitive and physical rest. Continued research has shown cognitive rest to be essential in the quick resolution of concussion symptoms. Cognitive stimulation includes: driving, playing video games, computer use, text messaging, cell phone use, loud and/or bright environments, watching television, reading, and studying. These stimuli must be limited or avoided during recovery. Physical activities that increase symptoms should be avoided. Physical activity such as physical education, athletics and strength or cardiovascular conditioning should be avoided or should be limited and monitored by a trainer when symptoms are present.

Concussion care protocol (Español)

Please contact the nurse’s office if your child has a concussion.

Clinic Locations

Clinic Information Hours Insurance/Fees Additional Notes
Epic Urgent & Family Care
770 E. Dundee Road
Palatine, IL 60074
708-733-7750
Mon-Fri: 9a-7p
Sat/Sun: 9a-2p
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Appointment needed for physicals
  • Translation Services Available
Greater Family Health (Palatine)
345 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
844-599-3700
Mon-Thu: 8a-730p
Fri/Sat: 8a-5p
Sun: CLOSED
  • Charges on Sliding Scale
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Offers Translation Services
ACCESS Northwest
Family Health

1120 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-342-1554
Mon-Thu: 7a-7p
Fri: 8a-5p
Sat: 830a-1230p
Sat-Sun: CLOSED
  • Accepts Medicaid
  • Translation Services Available
Alexian Brothers Medical
Health Group

50 S. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60074
847-202-6060
Mon/Wed: 730a-7p
Tue: 8a-6p
Thu/Fri: 8a-4p
Sat 8a-12p
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Services Available
AMITA Health
Immediate Care

231 E. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60074
847-202-6060
Mon-Fri: 830a-5p
Sat: 9a-4p
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Services Available
Centro Medico
1166 E. Dundee Road
Palatine, IL 60074
847-963-8101
M/T/F: 10a-6p
Tues: 10a-7p
Sat: 9a-1p
  • Does NOT
    accept Medicaid
  • Translation Services Available
Cook County Health
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
HEALTH CENTER

3250 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-934-7969
Mon/Wed: 8a-6p
Tue/Thu/Fri: 8a-4p
Sat/Sun: CLOSED
  • Charges on a sliding Scale
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Services Available
Epic Urgent &
Family Care

644 S Sutton Road
Streamwood, IL 60107
630-703-2711
Mon-Sat: 9a-5p
Sun: CLOSED
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Services Available
Family Practice/Immediate Care
71 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60074
847-776-7800
Mon-Fri: 9a-9p
Sat/Sun: 10a-6p
  • Translation Services Available
Greater Family Health
 (Elgin)

373 Summit St.
Elgin, IL 60120
844-599-3700
Mon: 6a-730p
Tue-Thu: 8a-730p
Fri/Sat: 8a-5p
  • Charges on a Sliding Scale
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Serices Available
Greater Family Health
 (Hanover Park)

1515 E Lake St.
Hanover Park, IL 60133
844-599-3700
Mon-Fri: 830a-5p
Sat/Sun: CLOSED
  • Charges on a Sliding Scale
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Serices Available
Greater Family Health
 (Streamwood)

135 E Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL 60107
847-608-1344
Mon-Thu: 8a-730p
Fri/Sat: 8a-5p
Sun: CLOSED
  • Charges on a Sliding Scale
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Serices Available
Greater Family Health
 (Wheeling)

300 McHenry Road
Wheeling, IL 60090
844-599-3700
Mon-Thu: 8a-730p
Fri/Sat: 8a-5p
Sun: CLOSED
  • Charges on a Sliding Scale
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Serices Available
Legacy Medical Care
(Arlington Heights)
121 S. Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-749-2248
Mon-Fri: *9a-7p
Sat: *9a-6p
Sun: CLOSED
  • Charges on a Sliding Scale
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • *Appt. needed
  • Translation Services Available
Legacy Medical Care
(Hanover Park)
6620 Barrington Road
Hanover Park, IL 60133
630-830-5926
Mon-Thu: 11a-7p
Fri: 9a-4p
Sun: CLOSED
  • Charges on a Sliding Scale
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Services Available
Palatine Pediatrics
236 E. Northwest Highway
Suite A
Palatine, IL 60067
847-359-5000
Mon-Thu: 9a-9p
Sat: 9a-1p
Fri/Sun: CLOSED
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Services Available
Pediatric Central
385 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60074
847-359-9800
Mon-Fri: 10a-5p
Sat: 10a-2p
Sun: CLOSED
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Services Available
Regency Medical Center
22285 N. Pepper Road
Suite 302
Barrington, IL 60010
847-726-0774
Mon-Fri: 8a-6p
Sat: 8a-12p
Sun: CLOSED
 
  • Translation Services Available
Regency Medical Center
675 N. North Court
#180
Palatine, IL 60074
847-358-1045
Mon: 830a-6p
Tue: 830a-4p
Wed-Fri: 830a-2p
Sat-Sun: CLOSED
 
  • Translation Services Available
StayWell Pharmacy
912 E. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60074
847-496-5559
Mon-Fri: 9a-5p
Sat: 10a-2p
Sun: CLOSED
  • Translation Services Available
Village of Hoffman Estates
Health & Human Services

190 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
847-781-4850
Mon-Fri: 830a-5p
Sat: Call Ahead
Sun: CLOSED
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Translation Services Available

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Vision

Clinic Information Hours Insurance/Fees Additional Notes
Dr. Saul Abraham
Dr. Svetlana Olteanu OD

117 S. Emerson St.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
847-398-3744
Mon-Fri: 9a-6p
Sat: 9a-3p
Eye exams and glasses
provided at no charge
through: All Kids, Public Aid,
& Medicard programs
Eye Q Optique
722 S Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 947- 8875
Mon-Thu: 9a-7p
Fri: 9a-5p
Sat: 9a-4p
AllKids Accepted
My Eye Doctor
Dr. Shelley Kim OD
865 Elmhurst Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-398-3744
Mon-Fri: 9a-6p
Sat: 8a-3p
Dr. Brian Dembo OD
1545 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
847-394-2255
Mon-Fri: 9a-6p
Sat: 9a-3p
BCBS Medicaid Accepted
Alan Optical
400 W. Dundee Road
Suite 14-15
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-459-9119
M/T/F: 10a-5:30p
Wed/Thu: 10a-7p
Sat: 9a-2p
Dr. William Brand OD
1794 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-640-1211
Mon/Wed: 9:30a-8p
Tue/Thu: 9:30a-5:30p
Fri: 9:30a-5p
Sat: 9:30a-2p
AllKids Accepted
(except HFS)
Identify as D211 student
for reduced fee: $50 exam
Dr. Margaret McNelis OD
2010 S. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 121
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-621- 0630
Mon/Thu/Fri: 10a-5p
Tue: 10a-7p
Wed: 9a-3p
Sat: 9a-1p
AllKids Accepted
Affordable Optical
92 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090
847-419-9009
Mon/Wed: 10a-6p
Tue/Thu: 10a-7p
Fri: 10a-5:30p
Sat: 10a-3p
AllKids Accepted
Walmart Vision
1555 N. Rand Road
Palatine, IL 60074
847-202- 4959
Mon-Sat: 9a-7p
Sun: 12-5p
AllKids Accepted

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Dental

Clinic Information Website Additional Notes
Cook County Health Dental Services
Arlington Heights Health Center
3250 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 3000
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-506-4030
Click here
for website
Services:
• Oral hygiene instruction
• Dental cleaning
• X-rays, extractions fillings, dentures, partials & scalings
Harper College Dental Clinic
Harper’s Avante Center
(Building X, Room X102)
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
847-925-6534
Click here
for website
Dental care provided by Harper College students:
• Greatly reduced rates - no billing done/insurance not accepted
• Preventative work only (cleaning, tooth sealant)
• Accept children ages 5-16, adults 17+
Mobile Dental Clinic
Elk Grove Township: 847-437-0300
Schaumburg Township: 847-884-0030
Palatine Township: 847-358-6700
Click here
for website
Eligible for community members of Schaumburg, Elk Grove, and Palatine Townships
• $30 cash co-pay per patient each visit
• Preventive - Oral exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, X-ray, and sealants
• Restorative - Cavity treatment, and simple extractions
• Appointment needed
Palatine Sonrisa Dental
1196 E Dundee Road
Palatine, IL 60074
847-716-3100
Click here
for website
• Appointment needed
• All ages
Refugee One
5705 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
773-989-5647
Click here
for website
Free dental care for refugees
Willow Creek Care Center
67 E. Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
224-512-2600
Click here
for website
Services:
• All exam services cost $30 per appointment
• Dental services include an oral exam, x-rays, teeth cleaning, basic restorative services (fillings) and extractions, if necessary
• The dental clinic is by appointment only

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Frequently Asked Questions

If your student is going home sick:

  • The student must go to the nurse’s office.
  • Health services will call the parent/guardian to confirm the pick up time and destination.
  • If your student drove to school, a school representative will 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 the nurse’s office and they will assist in distributing to the appropriate staff.

If your student arrives to school on crutches:

  • Please provide a note from your physician to the 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 is experiencing flu-like symptoms:

  • the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to obtain medical care. Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • Additional details about influenza and vaccinations can be found on the CDC website.

If your student requires medication while at school:

  • Please reference our Medication for Students page (LINK TO 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.

Student Accident Insurance:

Other:

  • 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 the nurse’s office with any additional questions or concerns.