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Health Services for Montrose and Olathe Schools include 2 full time School District Registered Nurses who supervise, manage, and oversee 11 full time Health Techs who are trained in basic CPR/First Aid.

Important things to know for the 2017-18 school year:

  • Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed.  For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s page Click here  
  • Current health information should be updated yearly and anytime there are changes. Please enroll your child in our new student health information system, CareDox during school registration in August. The school will need your current email address in order to enroll your student in CareDox. You will then receive an email invite from CareDox to enroll your child the first week of August. Please Click here for EnglishClick here for Spanish to fill out form and return to your child's school during registration.  
  • Vision and hearing screenings are performed at specific grade levels each year. Parents will receive referral information if results from a screening warrant further evaluation.
  • The Northside Child Health Center located at 528 N. Uncompahgre Ave. provides health services, dental hygiene services, mental health services, and immunizations for enrolled students throughout the Montrose community. For further information about which medical insurances are accepted, please call (970) 240-6438.


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Announcements MCSD Health Services is using CareDox starting school year 2017-18!

The benefits of CareDox include:

  • FERPA/HIPPA compliant- Your child's health information is kept confidential and shared only with staff who need to know for your child's safety and wellbeing.
  • Health information streamlined between parent/guardian and Health Services Personnel, less more paper mail, faxing, and/or phone calls.
  • Option for real-time notifications when your child visits the Health Office.
  • Accurate vital information for daily and emergency use.
  • Fill out your child's health profile ONCE, and update changes each year, and as needed, ensuring it is always up-to-date.
  • A new and efficient tool for Health Services to utilize in the management and documentation of student health related information and events.

 ​Health Services Guidelines and Procedures

Illness Guidelines

Children should stay home if they are ill. Please DO NOT send your child to school if he/she is ill with fever (>100.0 F), a persistent/uncontrollable cough, contagious disease, a rash that has not been identified by a healthcare provider, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea. 
Illness Policy - Spanish Version

Medication Administration in School
Medications at school - Medicamentos en la escuela
Permission for Medication
Permission to Carry Medication (must be in grade 4 or above)

Head Lice in Schools

To view our current guidelines and procedures on head lice:
Early Childhood Centers 
K-12 Schools - English
K-12 Schools - Spanish 
Parent Instructions for treating head lice:

School Food Allergy Guidelines
Severe Food Allergy Procedural Manual_MCSD2017[1].pdf