Health Services

Merion Mercy Academy Health Services Program consists of a team of health professionals including a physician consultant, two health room nurses, and a Lower Merion School District certified school nurse. The health office is staffed full time to provide first aid and support to students who become ill or injured during the school day or who need health maintenance of a chronic or acute medical condition. If further treatment is required or a student needs to go home, parents will be contacted. In the event of an emergency, 911 will be called and the student will be transported via ambulance to the hospital.
    
Emergency Information Card 
It is important that your child have up to date emergency information for the health and safety of the student. Please provide the school with any changes that we should be made aware of in case of an emergency. All students will be given the emergency information form the first week of school, please provide your child with any changes you feel we should be made aware of by September 12, 2016.     
 
We request that you contact the school nurse if your child has any health concerns including current medical diagnosis, allergies, or pertinent health history. Please update the Nurse’s office with any changes in your daughter’s health throughout the school year.  

Nurse and Medical Services
Pennsylvania legislation requires that all children in any grade, including all public, private, parochial, intermediate unit and home schooled student, show proof of immunizations at registration before they can attend school in the State of Pennsylvania, unless exemption for medical or religious reasons is granted. In addition, a completed medical history form and emergency information form will need to be completed.  ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS AND ALL NEW OUT-OF-STATE/COUNTRY STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED BY PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL CODE LAW TO HAVE A COMPLETE MEDICAL EXAMINATION PERFORMED BY A FAMILY DOCTOR OR, IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, BY THE SCHOOL PHYSICIAN.  All students receive mandated health screening examinations in accordance with the Pennsylvania School Code. 
   
Respiratory Inhalers and EPI-PENS/Auvi-Q are permitted to be self-carried and self-administered with a physician prescribed emergency action plan that includes Prescribed Self Carry/Parental Consent form. (Please see "Action Plan Form.")

All other medications to be self carried must be registered in the nurse’s office in their original container with the Prescribed Self Carry/Parental Consent form. (Please see "Self Carry Form.")

FORMS

MMA Physical Form

Allergy Action Plan Form


Asthma Action Plan Form


Seizure Action Plan Form


Health History Update Form

Concussion Form

Self Carry Medication Form

 

Please feel free to contact the nurse's office with your questions and concerns regarding medical issues with students. 

Nurse’s Office: 610-664-6655 ext. 113
Fax: 610-664-6322 

Mrs. Katie Horgan, R.N., B.S.N.
khorgan@merion-mercy.com

Sister Sheila Murphy, RSM
An independent, Catholic, all-girls college preparatory high school for grades 9-12
Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue Merion Station, PA 19066
P (610) 664-6655
F (610) 664-6322
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