Health Services

It is important to protect the health of all students from risk posed by infectious diseases that can be transmitted within the school setting. Your child may be excluded from school whenever there is a good reason to believe that the child is suffering from a recognized contagious or infectious disease, he or she shall be sent home and shall not be permitted to return until the school authorities are satisfied that any contagious or infectious disease does not exist.

Please do not send your child to school if they have any of the following signs or symptoms:

Fever (over 100.3 degrees). Please keep your child home until they have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If a student is sent home from school with a temperature greater than 100.3° F, the student MAY NOT return to school the next day. The student must be free from fever for 24 hours before returning.

Eyes that are red, swollen, crusting or draining. The student may return to school when the eyes are clear, or a doctor’s note states “non-contagious” or “under treatment.”

Head lice. Students with head lice may return to school after they have been treated with an appropriate lice shampoo and there is no evidence of live lice in their hair. A student returning to school after being excluded for head lice will be examined for live lice by the Health Assistant. Parents will be notified when nits (eggs) are present in the hair and the parent will be advised to treat the student and to remove the nits.

Vomiting/Diarrhea. If the student is ill and has vomited or had diarrhea, please do not send the student to school. The student must be free from vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours before returning.

Skin rashes. A skin rash of unknown origin or a contagious rash requires a clearance from a health care provider that states the student is not contagious and may return to school. Otherwise, the student may return when the rash has cleared.

If a student is at school with any of the above, the parent will be called to pick the student up from school.

RUSD Health Center
Immunizations and physical exams at no cost for students who do not have health insurance or who have Medi-Cal. The Health Center is located at 5700 Arlington Avenue Riverside, CA 92504. Please call the Health Services Department at (951) 274-4213 ext. 83026 for days and times.


COVID-19 Testing Sites
RUSD will be offering free on-site COVID-19 testing for students, families, and staff at the following locations from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, beginning Tuesday, August 24. Register HERE

HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

CoveredCAStudents and their families may be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage. For information about health care coverage options and enrollment assistance, go to www.CoveredCA.com

Health4AllKidsAdditionally, California law allows all low-income children under 19 years old, regardless of immigration status, to enroll in Medi-Cal at any time in the year. Families can apply in person at their local county human services office or visit www.health4allkids.org


Care SolaceRUSD fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety,
and well-being of students, staff, and parents. In an effort to continuously support this commitment, the District has a partnership with Care Solace.
 
CareSolace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge line meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. You can get help via therapy, hospitalization, residential
inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, detox centers or day treatment.  If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please consider visiting www.caresolace.com/rusdfamilies

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