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Longfellow Health Services

We have three different options for meeting the health needs of Longfellow students:

Health Assistant: Maria Murzyn
    Available Monday-Friday, 10:30 - 3:30, in the Health Office

School Based Clinic: Sharron Berkley, RN
   Available Mondays & Thursdays, 8:30 - 4:30 in the Health Office

Licensed Nurse: Julie Eldridge
   Available Wednesdays, 8:30 - 4:30 in the Health Office

 

More Information:

 

Longfellow School Based Clinic

In addition to the school nurse & health aide at Longfellow, there is a school based clinic staffed by professionals from the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support.  Students may use the clinic for physical examinations, immunizations, acute or chronic illness, information about sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, legal advice, nutrition and weight counseling, pregnancy prevention and diagnosis, or any other medical concern.  Social work services are available for personal or family problems and for resource information.  Written parent permission is necessary for students, except when there is a confidential issue, to use the clinic.  Staff referrals are welcomed.

Fees and Parental Consent:

Students and parents will not be charged for services received in school based clinics.  Insurance companies, HMOs, and medical assistance are billed when possible.  Partial payment from insurance is accepted as payment in full.

Clinic Consent Form:

Students must have a clinic consent form on file at the clinic.  If you do not, please stop in and pick one up.  Minnesota law requires a parent or guardian signature for all students under 18 years old.
  Exceptions include:

  • Minors living independently
  • Services related to pregnancy
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Alcohol or other chemical abuse
  • Medical/mental health emergencies

Available Services:

  Health Assessment/Physical Exams:

  • Routine physicals and health screening
  • Sports and annual physicals
  • Blood pressure screening

  Diagnosis and Treatment of Minor Injury/Illness:

  • Flu and Colds
  • Sore Throats
  • Earaches
  • Rashes

  Laboratory Services/Screening:

  • Routine Blood Test
  • Urine Test
  • Throat Cultures

  Wellness Promotion:

  • Immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, meningococcal and HPV)
  • Smoking Prevention
  • STI/STD Prevention Education
  • Safety Presentations
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Varnishing dental services

  Reproductive Health:

  • Abstinence Counseling
  • Contraceptive Counseling
  • Prescription and Medical Referrals
  • Examinations
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections – education, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Cancer Screening and Education
  • Pregnancy Services – pregnancy testing, referrals for prenatal care

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school based clinic nurse.

Sharron Berkley, RN
612-668-4723