School Nurse

School health screenings will be conducted on Tuesday, September 19th.  All Kindergartners, Third Graders, Fifth Graders and students new to the Bedford County School District will have a basic vision screening and hearing test completed.  Fifth graders are checked for scoliosis.  If your child is not scheduled to be screened this year, but you have concerns, please send a written request for a vision screening, hearing screening, etc...  I am happy to accommodate.  If you do not want your child screened, please send a written notice by Monday, September 11th to the attention of the school nurse. 

Our speech therapist, Whitney Holley, conducts voice, language and speech screenings on all Kindergartners and students new to our district.  Please notify her within the first two weeks of school if you do not wish for your child to be screened.

Ms. Delorey

Mrs. Karen DeLorey, RN
Present all school days 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

(434) 299-5863/fax (434) 299-6037

Welcome To the School Nurse Web page:
I am a married mother of 2 teenage girls and have been the school nurse at Big Island Elementary for 7 years.  Promoting your child's health, safety and wellness is my top priority.  If your child has health conditions (including, but not limited to) such as:  asthma, life threatening allergies, seizures, diabetes, heart conditions, cystic fibrosis, cancer, please contact the clinic at your earliest convenience.

CAREDOX is how the clinic will communicate with parents/legal guardians regarding clinic visits and health concerns.  Please make sure you have activated your child's CAREDOX account.  Visit to complete the registration.

MEDICATIONS:  All medications, including cough drops, require a parent to bring them in.  If it is an over-the-counter medication and the clinic can administer the medicine as directed on the packaging, a physician's written order is NOT needed.  If it is a prescription, the physician needs to sign the written order.  ALL medications require a parental signature.

All forms needed for medical purposes can be downloaded from "Medical Forms" in the blue column to the left.  Feel free to download to take to your doctor at any time.

Bedford Community Health Center (A division of Johnson Health Center)  is open and accepting new patients at  582 Blue Ridge Avenue in Bedford.  Phone:  (540) 425-7912. 

All forms of insurance are accepted. Services are provided on a “sliding scale” to those with no insurance coverage. Fees will be determined on proof of income and completion of a fee-reduction application. 

 Bedford Community Dental Center  is open and accepting new patients at 600 Bedford Avenue.
Phone:  (540) 425-7914. 

Please send tennis shoes in with your child.  Tennis shoes must be worn to participate in recess and PE.  Thank you!

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