Health Room Forms
If you have issues with the forms below please email Communications.
Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19
To protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, the CDC now recommends cloth face coverings be used when outside. But what about children? Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions about cloth face coverings and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fall 2020: Students with Life-Threatening Health Conditions
The Bethel School District is preparing to open school in the fall. With students coming back to school, it is important for your child with a life-threatening health condition to be ready with orders and medication to return to school.
You should have received documents for you to share with your child’s healthcare provider to get authorization for medication and treatment at school. You can also access the health forms in the left hand column.
Don't delay making an appointment with your child’s doctor. With COVID-19 restrictions, doctor offices are not able to serve as many people each day, so it will be difficult to get an appointment for your child if you wait.
Thank you for the opportunity to help keep your family healthy.
More testing opportunities make it easier to find out if you have COVID
Pierce County has more testing resources available, and new testing guidance means more people should get tested. Anyone who has symptoms and those concerned about COVID-19 exposure as well as other groups can request a test from a healthcare provider.
Following Centers for Disease Control and Washington State Department of Health guidance, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced expanded testing criteria to health care providers June 5.
Testing sites in Pierce County
Public health is a team effort
Public health is a team effort. While healthcare workers are working diligently in order for us to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, you can help, too. Vaccinating young children (especially babies birth to 24 months) on time is the best way to protect them from vaccine preventable diseases. Learn more at https://immunitycommunitywa.
Under Gov. Inslee’s current orders, patients have access to most, but not all, health care services. The order does allow for regular clinic visits so you can maintain care for any current or urgent conditions.
- Urgent and emergency care is available and safe to access. Patients with COVID-like symptoms are separated away from others.
- Doctor and clinic visits for routine care were never prohibited under the Governor’s order. Contact your provider to find out what in-person and virtual options are available.
- Telehealth visits connect you with your health care provider through phone and video conference. This is a good option for routine care, mental health, managing chronic conditions, and having new conditions or symptoms evaluated to determine if you need an in-person visit.
- Some surgical and diagnostic procedures are now available. You and your health care provider will need to work together to determine if the procedure is needed urgently enough that a delay would have a detrimental impact on your health.
While we’re not fully back to normal operations, you shouldn’t delay care for new or worsening symptoms. Part of doing your part means staying healthy and connecting with your health care team if you experience troubling symptoms.
Please do not delay getting the health care you need. We strongly encourage you to call your health care provider to discuss your concerns. Many issues can be addressed with informed guidance, prescriptions or a tele-medicine appointment.
Learn more at https://www.wsha.org/for-
A CLEAN HOUSE IS AWESOME. ACCIDENTAL POISONING IS NOT.With more people using cleaning products during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an increase in accidental poisonings in Washington State. The Washington Poison Center reported a 23% increase in calls about accidental poisonings from cleaners compared to this time period last year. Learn more at: https://publichealthinsider.
com/2020/04/29/a-clean-house- is-awesome-accidental- poisoning-is-not/
Should I wear a cloth mask
Keeping your home healthyIn his COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, the governor has asked us to stay home as much as possible. We can still enjoy the outdoors near our homes, and go outside to exercise, and some of us in essential jobs are still traveling to work. But, for most of us, we are spending a lot of time inside our homes. Read more here.
Questions about medical appointments
We all know that we’re supposed to stay home, especially if we’re not feeling well. But what about getting to important medical appointments like dialysis? Or visiting your health care provider after calling their office and telling them about your COVID-19-like symptoms? Read more here: https://publichealthinsider.
Helping children cope with COVID-19
MyIR - How to access immunization records
The state has come out with a promotional kit to help parents access immunization records. This will assist with the change in regulation starting in August that requires medical verification of immunizations instead of parent report.
Thanks to our amazing school nurses and health clerks!