Student Life

Student Health

Health & Wellness

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.
CCS has partnered with Galen Medical Group to offer an optional on-campus minor medical clinic. Galen Medical offers quality, professional medical care to support the overall health and wellness of our community with convenient medical services tailored to our school community at no extra tuition cost to families. This is similar to a minute clinic, with on-site care providers, telehealth services to specialists, and testing services.

Through the Galen Flash Clinic, Galen staff will be available to CCS families and school staff to keep them healthy and well. The benefits include:
  • On-campus sick appointments
  • Treatment for minor injuries
  • Diagnostic testing (flu, strep, etc.)
  • Dermatology telehealth appointments for some services and increased access to Galen dermatology for other services
  • Allergy shots
  • Direct billing to insurance (all providers accepted)
  • Endocrinology appointments
Student Health Office Hours:
Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Galen Flash Clinic Office Hours:
Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Call 423.362.4044 or click here to book online

Endocrinology Appointments
(with Brandy Biederman):
Contact Nurse Amie at 423.362.4039
CCS Student Health Director
Amie Brown, RN, BSN
423.362.4039 - Email

Galen Flash Clinic
Jasmine Mason, FNP-C          Megan England, FNP-C
423.362.4044                          423.362.4044 

Meet Our Health Staff

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  • Amie Brown, RN, BSN

    CCS Director of Health Services & School Nurse
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  • Jasmine Mason, FNP-C

    Nurse Practitioner
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  • Meghan England, FNP-C

    Nurse Practitioner
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  • Curt Chaffin, M.D.

    Allergist
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  • Syeda Hamadani M.D.

    Allergist
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  • Linda J. Kim, M.D.

    Allergist
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  • Brandi Biederman, APN, CDE

    Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner

Student Health Policies

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  • Illness

    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.
  • COVID-19

    My child just tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do now?
    Your child will need to be isolated at home for 10 days. The Hamilton County Health Department considers the day that your child developed symptoms as day 0. They must stay at home for 10 days, and on the 11th day they are allowed to return to normal activities. Vaccinated family members do not need to quarantine. The Hamilton County Health Department requires you wear a mask when in public for two weeks and requests that you be tested for COVID if you develop any symptoms. Unvaccinated family members will need to quarantine for 14 days. If quarantined family members do not develop any symptoms, the quarantine will be shortened to 10 days. If quarantined family members would like to reduce their time to a 7-day quarantine, they should be bested five days after exposure. For more information, contact Nurse Amie at abrown@ccsk12.com.

    My child was just identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do now?
    Your child will need to quarantine for 14 days. If your child does not develop any symptoms, the quarantine will be shortened to 10 days. If your child would like to reduce their time to a 7-day quarantine, they should be tested five days after exposure. This does not affect other family members, as your child was the only one exposed to COVID-19. If your child is fully vaccinated, please let our healthcare staff know, as they will not be required to quarantine. For more information, contact Nurse Amie at abrown@ccsk12.com.

    How accurate is the coronavirus test?
    Both the rapid and PCR tests have higher than a 96% accuracy rate.

    How long does it take to get the coronavirus test results back?
    You usually receive results within 24 hours.

    Do you report a positive coronavirus test to the Hamilton County Health Department?
    All positive tests are legally required to be reported through the Hamilton County Health Department (HCHD). Under CCS policy, parents should let Nurse Amie know when a student tests positive.

    If a student is tested in the clinic for COVID-19, flu, or strep based on mild symptoms (cough, sneeze, etc.) are they automatically sent home for a period of time, or can they return when symptoms end?
    Students are automatically sent home until they get their COVID-19 test results back. Flu and strep screens are point of care tests and will be available immediately. We recognize this is an inconvenience, but we are committed to lessening the chance of potential exposures so that we can reduce the risk of having to shut down the school this year.
  • Immunizations

    All new students must have a Tennessee Immunization form submitted to Magnus by July 15. Any student missing the required immunizations and/or form will not be allowed to start classes until the form is uploaded to Magnus. All PreSchool, Kindergarten, and 7th grade students require an updated immunization form before starting school. These forms should be uploaded to Magnus.

    CCS highly encourages all eligible students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19, however it is not mandatory.
  • Medications

    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.

Galen Flash Clinic FAQs

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  • Galen Flash Clinic

    Do all the members of our family have access to the Galen Flash Clinic or just the student?
    Students, parents, and siblings have access to the Galen Flash Clinic. You may call 423.362.4044 or use the MyGalen App, which allows you to request an appointment for anyone in your family.

    When do services start?
    Services start on the first day of school.

    When is the clinic open?
    The Student Health office and the Galen Flash Clinic are staffed Monday-Friday from 8 AM - 4 PM.

    Can Galen help when my child is not in school?
    Yes, parents may use the MyGalen App or call 423.362.4044 to request appointments.

    If I want someone in my family to get tested for flu, strep, etc., do we come to CCS or go somewhere else?
    Testing is available on the CCS campus in the Galen Flash Clinic.

    Does Galen perform any tests on my child, including the COVID-19 test, without my knowledge or permission?
    No, parents must give permission for all of Galen’s services.

    If a student is tested in the clinic for COVID-19, flu, or strep based on mild symptoms (cough, sneeze, etc.) are they automatically sent home for a period of time, or can they return when symptoms end?
    Students are automatically sent home until they get their COVID-19 test results back. Flu and strep screens are point of care tests and will be available immediately. We recognize this is an inconvenience, but we are committed to lessening the chance of potential exposures so that we can reduce the risk of having to shut down the school this year.
  • Eligibility

    Parents, students, siblings (including those who do not attend CCS), as well as staff and faculty may take advantage of the Galen Flash Clinic.
  • Parental Consent

    Does Galen perform any tests on my child, including the COVID-19 test, without my knowledge or permission?
    No, parents must give permission for all of Galen’s services.
  • Billing

    Is there an increased cost in tuition for all of these new services?
    No, there is no additional cost in tuition for these services.

    How much does a visit cost?
    Costs vary depending on services performed, but the cost is similar to what parents pay at a Minute Clinic visit or a sick visit with their primary care practitioner.

    How do I get billed? Is it billed through my insurance?
    The Galen Flash Clinic bills for sick visits directly through the parent’s insurance. Parents pay whatever they normally pay for a doctor’s visit.

    What insurance does Galen accept?
    Galen takes all types of insurance including TennCare.
  • Privacy

    Are you HIPAA compliant?
    Yes, we are HIPAA compliant.

    Does Nurse Amie have access to our medical records?
    Nurse Amie does not see the Galen Flash Clinic medical records. Those are protected under HIPAA. This means parents need to turn in documentation, such as a release to be on campus, directly to Nurse Amie just like they would if they went to their pediatrician.
CCS has partnered with Elbow Tree Christian Counseling to support the emotional needs of our students. Elbow Tree provides the following services to the CCS community:
  • Increased access to counseling services in close proximity to CCS
  • Professional development as we seek to educate and disciple students
  • Group training and support for students
  • Support for the CCS Spiritual Care & Worship team as they provide the primary crisis support for CCS students
Click here for more on how to make an appointment with Elbow Tree.