Health Services







2152 Almond St. (physical address)

2041 Almond St. (mailing address)

Dos Palos, CA 93620

Health Services Office: (209) 392-0293  Fax: (209) 392-6161

District Office: (209) 392-0200


Kristy Brinkley District Credentialed School Nurse 
Cell: (209) 509-5868  Office at DPHS 392-0300 or ext. 3409
Yolanda Marin District Licensed Vocational Nurse Office: 392-0293 or ext.2806 Cell: (209) 509-8192                    Charlotte Coleman District Health Services Clerk Office: 392-0293 or ext. 2804 Cell: (209) 509-6651
Julie Galindo Health Tech at Dos Palos Elementary School 392-0262 or ext. 2552
Erika Gonzalez Health Tech at Marks Elementary School 392-0250 or ext. 2455
Melissa Munoz Health Tech Bryant Middle School 392-0240 or ext. 2360
Louisa Perez Health Tech Dos Palos High School 392-0300 or ext. 3407



The health clerk maintains all health files, reports, referrals, and enters all health data district wide.

The health tech is located in the health office during the school day. When necessary the health tech will contact parents/guardians regarding illness and injuries that occur during the school day. Health tech maintains the students’ health records, documents every student encounter, and work collaboratively with the LVN and credentialed school nurse in providing health care to all students. All health techs are CPR/First Aid certified.

The LVN is on campus for the following:

  • Assists with mandated vision and hearing tests
  • Ensures immunizations are compliant with CA state law
  • Maintains student health records
  • Contacts parents/guardians regarding health problems and/or excessive absences
  • Communicates with health care providers regarding health issues and impact on education (within HIPPA regulations)
  • Assists in the development of health/safety plans for students with high risk medical diagnosis

The credentialed school nurse is on campus for the following:

  • Provides support, education, and training for staff who have contact with students with medical conditions
  • Completes state mandated vision and hearing tests
  • Participates in the IEP team process through assessment and collaboration for students in special education
  • Participates in the SST and 504 process
  • Ensures immunizations are compliant with CA state law
  • Provides health education resources for school staff, students and parents/guardians
  • Maintains student health records
  • Communicates and collaborates with parents/guardians regarding student’s health problems and/or excessive absences
  • Communicates and collaborates with health care providers regarding health issues and impact on education (within HIPPA regulations)
  • Develops health/safety plans for students with high risk medical diagnosis
  • Supervises health services personnel


DPOLUSD operates on NO LIVE LICE guidelines. Students will be sent home if evidence of live lice is found. Students may not return until treatment has been completed and hair/scalp are free from live lice. Students must check with health office and be cleared to return.


ALL medications (even over the counter medications including Tylenol, Advil, cough drops and eye drops) must be checked in through the Health Office.

CA Education Code Section 49423 requires that any medications to be taken at school must be presented with:

A written statement from the physician detailing the name of medication, amount, method, and time medication is to be taken.

A written statement from the parent/guardian indicating their desire for the school to assist the pupil in the matters set forth in the physician’s statement.

Medication must be clearly labeled and sent to school in the original container from the pharmacy.

The Medication at school form is available in the health office and located on the DPOLUSD website in the health services section.

The Health office does not keep over the counter medication for a student’s general use.


As of Jan. 1, 2016, parents may no longer obtain a personal belief exemption to 10 school-required vaccinations. As of July 1, 2016, students must meet the vaccination requirements at certain vaccination check points, unless they have a medical exemption or are attending school at home or independently with no classroom instruction.


Reasons to keep students home:

  • Temperature 100.0F or greater within 24 hours
  • Illness affecting child’s ability to learn
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Starting antibiotics within 24 hours
  • Sore throat, especially with headache and/or upset stomach (these are symptoms of strep throat)


If a student is sent home with fever, they may not return the next day. Student may not return until the following criteria are met:

Symptom free for 24 hours. This includes fever vomiting, diarrhea, cough and rash.
Free from fever for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.
Student should complete 24 hours of antibiotic treatment prior to returning to school (if treated with antibiotics).

First Grade Physical: California State Law

Requires that all children entering first grade have a Child Health and Disability (CHDP) physical examination within 18 months of beginning first grade. It is necessary to provide the health office with proof of this physical.



Child Protective Services

It is important parents understand that ALL SCHOOL PERSONNEL are    “Mandated Reporters” of child abuse. Should a staff member have even the slightest suspicion that a child has been abused, they must report it to Child Protective Services (CPS).



Physical Education Excuse

If a child is to be excused from P.E. for more than a 3 day period, a written note from a doctor is required.

This note should include a diagnosis and specific date for returning to PE as well as any limitations that might apply.

Crutches, wheelchairs and other devices require a doctor’s prescription indicating directions for use and the student has been educated to use the device.


In case of an emergency parents/guardians will be contacted.

It is very important that the Health Office have updated contact information.

If there is a change in contact information please contact the health office to ensure the correct information is on your student’s health information card.