School Nurse

HEALTH INFORMATION
The 2007 Virginia General Assembly passed a law that requires rising sixth grade girls to receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series. The law also requires the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to provide parents of rising sixth graders with information about the vaccine. To read more click here.


Parents of rising 6th graders:  Schedule your child's TDaP vaccine with your family provider or health department and provide the school nurse proof of immunization.  This is a requirement prior to entry into 6th grade.



Ms. Delorey

Mrs. Karen DeLorey, RN
Present all school days 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
kdelorey@bedford.k12.va.us

(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 activation@caredox.com 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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