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Health Services

General Information
School Health Services takes a leadership role in assessing health risk factors and promotes resilience to ensure students achieve optimal health and well being.

A team comprised of a health services coordinator, school physician, school nurse teacher, school nurse practitioner, aide, and clerk work collaboratively with parents and the medical and school communities to address the medical, social, and educational needs of district children and youth in grades Pre-K through 12th.

All district schools have a knowledgeable, well-staffed and well-equipped health office which promotes healthy attitudes and behaviors while emphasizing preventive health care.


Polio Information

Polio is in our greater community. It spreads easily and can cause paralysis or even death. Protect yourself and others by getting immunized. 

Who is at risk?:
Newborn babies, Children under 2 who are not fully vaccinated, Anyone not fully immunized, including pregnant women.

Learn More About Polio

Polio is in your Community


Orange County DOH Immunization Clinics

Clinic is for uninsured/underinsured children between the ages of 2-months and 18-years of age. Children must be
accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and records of previous immunizations must be presented at the time of the visit. Please call 845-291-2330 for an appointment.

OCDOH - Immunizations


COVID-19 Information

The updated CDC Respiratory Virus Guidance, released March 1, 2024, utilizes a unified approach to addressing risks from common respiratory viral illnesses, such as COVID-19, flu, and RSV. The recommendations were updated because of decreased hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19. There are no changes to respiratory virus guidance for healthcare settings.

CDC recommends people stay home and away from others when sick with a respiratory virus and suggests returning to normal activities when symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours, and fever free without antipyretics. Once resuming normal activities, people are encouraged to take additional steps for the next five days to curb spread, such as wearing a well-fitting mask, keeping a distance from others and enhancing hygiene practices.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recommends that schools follow the updated CDC guidance for COVID-19 prevention and work with their Local Health Department if local cases are high.

CDC's most current guidance on how you handle isolation and quarantine | March 1, 2024
CDC Prevention Information
Orange County Department of Health Guidance | March 7, 2024




When Should my Child Stay Home?

Please keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:

  • Fever greater than 100.4° (taken by mouth)
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Severe sore throat along with fever and feeling ill for more than 48 hours, or after exposure to Strep throat infection
  • Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth or rash on other body parts
  • Large amounts of mucous (liquid) from their nose, with face pain or headache
  • Severe ear pain or fluid coming from the ear
  • Severe headache, especially with fever


Prevent the Flu
Fight Flu at Home and School. Flu, or influenza, spreads easily and can make people very sick, especially kids. You can help stop flu! Read more information here. // Combatan la gripe en casa y en la escuela. La gripe, o influenza, se contagia fácilmente y puede hacer que las personas se enfermen mucho, en especial los niños. ¡Ustedes pueden ayudar a prevenir la gripe! Lea más información aquí.


Emergency Information
Emergency information cards are sent home the first week of school. This card should be filled in immediately and returned to school. The information on this card will help us contact you in case of an emergency. It is important that you notify the School Health Office of any changes in information during the school year.


Dispensing of Medication
If a student must take medication in school during school hours, the medication must be in the original container, with the following information: date prescribed, student’s name, name of medication, dose, and time to be administered. A parental permission form and physician’s order must accompany all medication.




The Immunization Schedule can be found at the bottom of this page.

Public Health Law §2164, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019 applies to students attending all schools as defined in Public Health Law §2164 to include any public, private or parochial child caring center, day nursery, day care agency, nursery school, kindergarten, elementary, intermediate or secondary schools. Public Health Law §2164, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019 prohibits a school from permitting any child to be admitted to such school, or to attend such school, in excess of 14 days without sufficient evidence that the child has received all age appropriate required vaccinations. The 14 days may be extended where the student is transferring from out of state or from another country and can show a good faith effort to get the necessary evidence or where the parent, guardian or any other person in parental relationship can demonstrate that a child has received the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series and that they have age appropriate scheduled appointments for follow-up doses to complete the immunization series in accordance with the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 through 18.

More information with a video from the NYS Department of Health | School Vaccination Requirements 


Below is a list of federally-qualified health centers located within Orange County. These are community-based health centers that provide care on a sliding fee scale and are open to all residents.  


  • Cornerstone Family Health Center –  10 Benton Ave, Middletown  845-343-8838
  • Cornerstone Family Health Center – 14 Grove St, Middletown  845-344-2273                                    
  • Cornerstone Family Health Center – 27 North St, Middletown  845-342-3900
  • Sun River Health Middletown - 24 Union St. Middletown 845-421-6468


  • Sun River Health The Alamo - 888 Pulaski Hwy, Goshen 845-378-1160


  • Cornerstone Family Health Center (Kaplan Family Pavilion)  147 Lake Street, Newburgh  845-563-8000
  • Cornerstone Family Healthcare – Harper Health for Individuals & Families in Transition (Newburgh) 290 Broadway, Suites 2 & 3, Newburgh  845-561-3759                             
  • Cornerstone Family Healthcare – Center for Recovery: Chemical Dependency (Newburgh) 3 Commercial Place, Newburgh 845-220-2146 


New Windsor:                                  

  • Cornerstone Family Health Center – 91 Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor 845-220-2074


Highland Falls:                                  

  • Cornerstone Family Health Center – 127 Main Street, Highland Falls  845-446-4076


Port Jervis:                                         

  • Cornerstone Family Health Center – 140 Hammond Street, Port Jervis  845-563-8000



  • Cornerstone Family Health Center – 24 Old Firehouse Rd, Wallkill  845-393-6015 Cornerstone Family
  • Sun River Health – Wallkill Valley – 75 Orange Ave., Walden 845-778-2700


Village of Kiryas Joel / Palm Tree:                                             

  • Ezras Choilim Health Center – 49 Forest Road., Monroe  845-782-3242


Contact Health Services

Sharon Patsalos, FNP-BC, Health Services Facilitator
Phone: 845-563-3497


Dr. James Thomas, School Physician
Phone: (845) 563-3415
Fax: (845) 563-3416



School Health Offices

SCHOOL PHONE #(845) FAX # (845)
Balmville 563-8555 563-8565
Fostertown 568-6431 568-6442
GAMS 563-8468 563-8474
Gardnertown 568-6411 568-6422
Horizons 563-3733 563-3747
Meadow Hill 568-6637 568-6629
New Windsor 563-3710 563-3720
Temple Hill 568-6482 568-6490
Vails Gate 563-7907 563-7905
Heritage MS 563-3760 563-3796
South MS 563-7022 563-7029
NFA Main Campus 563-5471 563-5468
NFA North Campus 563-8416 563-8433


Health Screenings

The district's School Health Services program supports your student's academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way that we provide care for your student is by performing health screenings as mandated by the state of New York. Please notify your student's school health office directly if you choose to opt out of the NYS mandated screenings. 


Distance acuity and near vision for all newly entering students and students in grades PreK/K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 11. Color perception for all newly entering students.

Pure Tone for all newly entering students and students in grades PreK/K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 11.

Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening take place in grade 9 for boys and grades 5 and 7 for girls.

Health Examination
A health examination takes place for all newly entering students and students in grades Pre-K/K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11.

Dental Certificate
A dental certificate for all newly entering students and students in grades Pre-K/K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. 




Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing
vaccine & Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td)
4 doses 5 doses or 4 doses if the 4th dose was received at 4 years or older or 3 doses if 7 years or older and the series was started at 1 year or older 3 doses 3 doses
Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing
vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
Not applicable Not applicable 1 dose 1 dose
Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV) 3 doses 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was rec. at 4 years or older 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was rec. at 4 years or older 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was rec. at 4 years or older
Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) 1 dose 2 doses 2 doses 2 doses
Hepatitis B vaccine 3 doses 3 doses or 2 doses
of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 through 15 years
3 doses or 2 doses
of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 through 15 years
Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine 1 dose 2 doses 2 doses 2 doses
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) Not applicable Not applicable 1 dose
(Grades 7-11)
2 doses or 1 dose if the dose was rec. at 16 years or older
Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate
vaccine (Hib)
1 to 4 doses Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV) 1 to 4 doses Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

 For full details, please see the NY.GOV PDF document | en espanol.


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