TASIS Health Services

The health center is staffed by three nurses and is open Monday-Thursday from 07:45 to 16:30 and Friday from 7:45 to 16:00. Although students are asked to report to the Health Center during these hours if at all possible, the nurse on duty is available 24 hours a day. The nurses may be contacted at nurse@tasis.ch.

The School also employs a counselor, who is available to talk with students about any concern and can refer a student to an outside therapist for ongoing counseling if necessary.

Medical Forms
All new day and boarding students must complete the Medical History Form (which includes immunization dates) at the beginning of the school year. Returning boarding students are expected to complete a physical examination every year. If the School does not have the completed health form and immunization record or a note from a physician regarding immunizations, parental authorization will be sought to begin the World Health Organization recommended immunization program. This cost will be added to the student’s Health Center bill.

Doctor Appointments
The school has its own Medical Officer who conducts clinics at the TASIS Health Center. When at all possible, the nurses will arrange for students to see the doctor on campus during his clinic hours. If the student needs to see a doctor more urgently, the nurses will arrange an appointment at the doctor’s own offices. Physiotherapy, Dentist, and Orthodontist appointments are also made by the nurses.

Medications
All medications must be seen and registered by the nurses at the Health Center. Students will be allowed to keep some over-the-counter medicines, provided they have written consent from their parents or guardians to do so. The nurse will attach colored stickers to these medications for identification purposes. These medications must be kept securely in the student’s locked cupboard; any medications found around the dormitory will be confiscated. Under no circumstances may students give their medication to other students.

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