The physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social-emotional well-being of our students, families, and employees is of the utmost importance. Our community prioritizes and implements health precautions designed to limit the spread of contagious diseases so that students remain in class and on campus as much as possible. The most important aspect of community health is for students and employees to stay home when sick.
CCS Student Health Services includes two offices: Noncontagious and Contagious. Students can access our Student Health office as well as our Galen Flash Clinic as-needed.
The Galen Flash Clinic is staffed by two full-time and eight visiting health professionals who are available to our community on a rotating basis. With two nurse practitioners on campus, we can care for most minor medical needs right away, reducing the amount of time students must miss class for medical appointments. Some services such as allergy shots require advance notice and may be scheduled ahead of time.
Director of Health Services and School Nurse Amie Brown is available to assess the health needs and administer medications to students on a daily basis.
Mental Health Services
CCS partners with Elbow Tree Christian Counseling to support the emotional needs of our students. Elbow Tree provides the following services to the CCS community:
On-campus appointments and increased access to counseling services in close proximity to CCS
Professional development as we seek to educate and disciple students
When a student becomes ill or is injured at school, parents are contacted depending on the severity of symptoms.
In an effort to control the spread of infection, parents are strongly encouraged to keep their student home if he or she is sick. A student may return to school once he or she is fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. A fever is considered 100.0 degrees or higher.
If a student is an athlete, in order to participate in athletic games or practices, the student must be present at school and attending classes by 11:00 AM.
All students are required to have a Tennessee Immunization Record with all required vaccinations on file in the Student Health Office prior to attending school. These forms should be submitted at the time of admission to CCS. All PreSchool, Kindergarten, and 7th-grade students require an updated immunization form before starting school, as mandated by the Tennessee Department of Health. Any student missing the required immunizations and/or form will not be allowed to start classes until the form is supplied.
Out-of-state families can request a Tennessee Immunization Record from their pediatrician to submit to CCS, or they can fill out a Parental Consent Form, and the Director of Health Services at CCS can transfer that information for you.
For any student taking medication of any type during the school day (including over-the-counter medication), state policy requires that the school nurse must have a Medication Administration Form on file. Medications for Lower School students must be brought to the Lower School Office by a parent. For Middle and High School, as long as a Medication Administration Form is on file, students may keep medications with them in a backpack or purse. All medications must be in the original container with the student’s name clearly marked. Any medication must be supplied by the parent.
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Student Health Office Hours Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CCS Student Health Director Amie Brown, RN, BSN 423.362.4039 - Email