School Health Services takes a leadership role in assessing health risk factors and promotes resilience to ensure students achieve optimal health and well being.
A team comprised of a health services coordinator, school physician, school nurse teacher, school nurse practitioner, aide, and clerk work collaboratively with parents and the medical and school communities to address the medical, social, and educational needs of district children and youth in grades Pre-K through 12th.
All district schools have a knowledgeable, well-staffed and well-equipped health office which promotes healthy attitudes and behaviors while emphasizing preventive health care.
Polio is in our greater community. It spreads easily and can cause paralysis or even death. Protect yourself and others by getting immunized.
Who is at risk?:
Newborn babies, Children under 2 who are not fully vaccinated, Anyone not fully immunized, including pregnant women.
Learn More About Polio
Orange County DOH Immunization Clinics
Clinic is for uninsured/underinsured children between the ages of 2-months and 18-years of age. Children must be
accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and records of previous immunizations must be presented at the time of the visit. Please call 845-291-2330 for an appointment.
OCDOH - Immunizations
Protect your child and family from Coronavirus. Visit the New York State website for more information. COVID-19 tests are available in each school building and at the Newburgh Free Library branches. Please use tests as directed as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication regarding the potential for harm if FDA authorized at-home COVID-19 tests are not used according to the manufacturer’s test instructions. More information can be found here.
CDC's most current guidance on how you handle isolation and quarantine
Orange County Government Information
CDC Prevention Information
When Should my Child Stay Home?
Please keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:
- Fever greater than 100.4° (taken by mouth)
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
- Severe sore throat along with fever and feeling ill for more than 48 hours, or after exposure to Strep throat infection
- Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth or rash on other body parts
- Large amounts of mucous (liquid) from their nose, with face pain or headache
- Severe ear pain or fluid coming from the ear
- Severe headache, especially with fever
Prevent the Flu
Fight Flu at Home and School. Flu, or influenza, spreads easily and can make people very sick, especially kids. You can help stop flu! Read more information here. // Combatan la gripe en casa y en la escuela. La gripe, o influenza, se contagia fácilmente y puede hacer que las personas se enfermen mucho, en especial los niños. ¡Ustedes pueden ayudar a prevenir la gripe! Lea más información aquí.
Emergency information cards are sent home the first week of school. This card should be filled in immediately and returned to school. The information on this card will help us contact you in case of an emergency. It is important that you notify the School Health Office of any changes in information during the school year.
Dispensing of Medication
If a student must take medication in school during school hours, the medication must be in the original container, with the following information: date prescribed, student’s name, name of medication, dose, and time to be administered. A parental permission form and physician’s order must accompany all medication.
GENERAL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL STUDENTS
The Immunization Schedule can be found at the bottom of this page.
Public Health Law §2164, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019 applies to students attending all schools as defined in Public Health Law §2164 to include any public, private or parochial child caring center, day nursery, day care agency, nursery school, kindergarten, elementary, intermediate or secondary schools. Public Health Law §2164, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019 prohibits a school from permitting any child to be admitted to such school, or to attend such school, in excess of 14 days without sufficient evidence that the child has received all age appropriate required vaccinations. The 14 days may be extended where the student is transferring from out of state or from another country and can show a good faith effort to get the necessary evidence or where the parent, guardian or any other person in parental relationship can demonstrate that a child has received the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series and that they have age appropriate scheduled appointments for follow-up doses to complete the immunization series in accordance with the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 through 18.
More information with a video from the NYS Department of Health | School Vaccination Requirements
Below is a list of federally-qualified health centers located within Orange County. These are community-based health centers that provide care on a sliding fee scale and are open to all residents.
- Cornerstone Family Health Center – 10 Benton Ave, Middletown 845-343-8838
- Cornerstone Family Health Center – 14 Grove St, Middletown 845-344-2273
- Cornerstone Family Health Center – 27 North St, Middletown 845-342-3900
- Sun River Health Middletown - 24 Union St. Middletown 845-421-6468
- Sun River Health The Alamo - 888 Pulaski Hwy, Goshen 845-378-1160
- Cornerstone Family Health Center (Kaplan Family Pavilion) 147 Lake Street, Newburgh 845-563-8000
- Cornerstone Family Healthcare – Harper Health for Individuals & Families in Transition (Newburgh) 290 Broadway, Suites 2 & 3, Newburgh 845-561-3759
- Cornerstone Family Healthcare – Center for Recovery: Chemical Dependency (Newburgh) 3 Commercial Place, Newburgh 845-220-2146
- Cornerstone Family Health Center – 91 Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor 845-220-2074
- Cornerstone Family Health Center – 127 Main Street, Highland Falls 845-446-4076
- Cornerstone Family Health Center – 140 Hammond Street, Port Jervis 845-563-8000
- Cornerstone Family Health Center – 24 Old Firehouse Rd, Wallkill 845-393-6015 Cornerstone Family
- Sun River Health – Wallkill Valley – 75 Orange Ave., Walden 845-778-2700
Village of Kiryas Joel / Palm Tree:
- Ezras Choilim Health Center – 49 Forest Road., Monroe 845-782-3242