Health Clinic

The College Health Clinic is open every school day from 7.30am - 3.30pm and is staffed by a registered nurse.

Medical procedures and consent

Full details on the College’s medical procedures can found in the Health Clinic Information Letter for Parents, as well as the Information Handbook for day students and the Information Handbook for boarding students.

Parents and/or care providers enrolling a student/s at the College will be required to complete either a Medical Consent Form for day student or a Medical Consent Form for boarding student.

General procedures

Accident or illness: If a fever, or obvious illness/injury requiring medical assistance is present, the parent/care provider will be contacted by phone.

Administering medication: As a measure of safety, all medications are to be brought to the Health Clinic and administered by the nurse. As an authorisation for this to happen, an Authorization to Administer Medication form is to be completed and submitted. If for some reason this form is unable to be completed, the student’s parent/care provider must provide a signed letter, noting instructions. This can be sent to school with the student or email directly to the nurse via nurse@plc.qld.edu.au.

Requirement for regular prescription medication: Medication is to be supplied in its original packaging, accompanied an Authorization to Administer Medication form.

Specific conditions

Students with specific medical conditions such as asthma, food allergies or diabetes, will be monitored by the Health Clinic staff who are available to assist these students. Other staff members are also made aware of such conditions and are educated in the special needs of students with these types of medical conditions.

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases are those that can be carried from one person to another through close contact of a bodily fluid or near distance nature. Examples of these types of illness are contained within the Information Handbook. Should your child suffer from, or be in contact with any of these diseases, the College will consider it the parent/guardian’s obligation to inform the College as soon as possible.

Boarding students

Boarding students are not permitted to keep medication in their rooms without the specific permission of their house parent, this includes patient preparations such as Panadol and cough medicines. However, students with asthma may carry their inhalers.

Boarding students who require medical assistance during the day can attend the Health Clinic with permission from their house parent or teacher. A doctor also visits the College twice per week for a clinic with our Boarding students.

Would you like to contact the Health Clinic?

The College nurse can be contacted by phoning +61 7 4039 9000 (ext. 525), or via email nurse@plc.qld.edu.au.