The SCICON Nurse is on duty 24 hours a day while students are present at SCICON. SCICON maintains a well-stocked Health Center for student health care. Sierra View District Hospital is only 40 minutes away should an emergency arise. All student medications are collected and dispensed by the SCICON Nurse or appointed staff. Written permission from the child's physician and from the child's parents or guardians is required in order to dispense any medications (both prescription and non-prescription). Medication Request Forms are available for this purpose from your child's teacher. Prescription medications must have the original pharmacy label which states your child's name and dosage instructions, and should match what is on the doctor’s orders. Other medications must be labeled clearly with your child's name, school, content and instructions in unopened bottles.
The student health services at SCICON are directly under the supervision of School Health Programs of the Tulare County Office of Education. For health care questions, please call the SCICON Health Center at (559) 539-4007 or School Health Programs at (559) 651-0130.