Welcome to the Health Services Department
Dr. Brooke Balchan, D.O., F.A.A.P.
The Health Services Department, under the direction of Dr. Brooke Balchan, strives to care for the entire school community while offering individualized care to students with identified acute and chronic health conditions.
Concussion / Head Injury Protocol
The City School District of New Rochelle has implemented a head injury prevention program for middle and high school students that participate in designated interscholastic athletics.
Health Advisories/Health Notices
Health Forms--Athletic Sports Programs
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has released NEW immunization requirements for school entry and attendance. These changes are effective SEPTEMBER 2016. WE URGE ALL PARENTS TO REVIEW THESE CHANGES WITH THEIR PEDIATRICIANS TO ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD HAS UP TO DATE IMMUNIZATIONS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY.
Please note, Physical exams are required for Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grade students as well as students entering the school district for the first time.
The H-1 Appraisal Form should be completed by your child's health care provider.
Immunization Resources and Health Care Locations
Information on St.Rita's Clinic:
St. Rita's Clinic has relocated. Please make note of the change. We will be having the Clinic at St. John's Lutheran Church. The Church is located at 122 Fenimore Road, in Mamaroneck. To enter the clinic you have to turn into Cortlandt Ave and the first driveway alongside the Church is where you enter. the door to the room is located on the side where the driveway is located. The room is a located down a few steps. Enclosed is a list of the dates we will be open.
Influenza is a potentially serious condition, particularly for infants, young children, seniors, and people with health conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma, and Heart Disease. The vaccine to prevent Influenza is effective, widely available, and inexpensive. Flu vaccine is now recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months (unless there is a true egg allergy, a history of previous poor reaction or Guillian Barre Syndrome). Even older children, teens, and healthy adults will experience fever, muscle aches, headache, and malaise.
By getting your entire family vaccinated, you are not only protecting loved ones, but also the entire school community by helping to reduce illness and the number of absentee students who miss critical lessons while not in school. Thank you and stay healthy.
The Health Services Department
Medication / Independent Use & Carry in Schools
A new New York State law allows students with respiratory (breathing) conditions (Asthma/RAD), allergies, and/or Diabetes the right to independently carry and use their inhaled respiratory rescue medications; epinephrine auto-injectors; and Insulin, Glucagon, and related Diabetes supplies.
Please review the information below and speak to your School Nurse with any questions.
(3) Form- Independent Medication Use and Carry in Schools
Physician and Parent Permissions required for Independent Medication Use and Carry - Form to be completed/signed by healthcare practitioner and parent and forwarded to the School Nurse