AHS Health Office
Does your student have a medical condition such as Diabetes, Asthma, Seizures or Allergies? Does your student need to take medications at school? Does your student need or want over-the-counter (OTC) medications at school?
If you said 'Yes' to any of the above questions there is a form for you! Please click on 'Health Forms' on the right-hand side of this webpage and then click on 'Medication Administration Forms'. This will take you to the 'APS Nursing Forms' page where you can find everything you need for the 2023-2024 school year, in Spanish and English.
These forms need to be dated after July 1st to apply to the 2023-2024 school year. Once completed, please Fax or bring in forms to the Health Office. If you have questions or issues please call us so we can help you get the right forms for your student!
School Nurse Responsibilities
Student health and safety are important to all Albuquerque High staff members. While parents have the basic responsibility for the health of their children, the district’s school health program and school nurses work to assist families and health care providers in promoting and maintaining the well-being of Albuquerque High students.
The goal of the school nurse is to assist students in attaining their optimum physical and emotional health so they are able to achieve academic success. Some of the ways that we achieve this goal at AHS are:
- First aid and safety
- Administering Medications
- Performing healthcare procedures
- Assessing student health status
- Screening programs
- Health counseling and education
- Communicable disease control
- Train teachers, administrators, and other school staff to support individual student health needs
- Family assistance
- Screening programs
The Health Office manages both acute and chronic illnesses/injuries. The nurses serve as liaisons between the medical community and the school community and are available to students, parents, and staff for counseling, education, etc.
To assist school nurses in achieving this goal, parents and guardians are encouraged to:
- Share information with school nurses regarding their student's health history, any serious illness or accidents, mental health issues and any other concerns to improve or support our students success in school.
- Keep students health record and emergency contact information in ParentVUE up to date!
- Keep their student home when they are sick - see folder for HEALTH RESOURCES for more information
- Encourage healthy nutrition, sleep and exercise
Send completed documents to:
- Attn: A.H.S. Health Office 800 Odelia Rd NE. Albuquerque, NM 87102
Fax: (505) 765-0075
- Karoline A. Kinney, MSN, RN
Phone: (505) 843-6400 ext. 20262
- Kelly Hall, LPN
Phone: (505) 843-6400 ext. 20290
- Robert 'Mich' Colwell
Phone: (505) 843-6400 ext. 20308
Hours and Phone
- Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
- Phone: (505) 843-6400 opt. 3
Illness/Injured at School:
- If a student is seen in the AHS Health Office the parent/guardian will be contacted via text from student or phone call from the Health Office with status.
- Any student who arrives with a fever at 100.4 or above, is actively vomiting, or has diarrhea will be sent home and may not return to school until symptoms have subsided per APS guidelines .
If students require the administration of medication during the school day the appropriate forms need to be completed. Medications are limited to those required during school hours and necessary for maintaining an optimal state of health for academic success.
- All medications on campus, which includes, over-the-counter/non-prescription and prescription) need to be documented. A physician order form needs to be filled-out by your student’s physician and the parent or guardian. The Health Office Staff cannot store or give medication or supplies without a valid order signed by the Medical Provider and/or the parent. All forms can be found under HEALTH FORMS on the right hand side of screen.
- If the student is requesting to carry his or her medication (for asthma inhaler and Epipen use), ensure that the Medial Provider gives permission on the Asthma or Allergy Action Plan form.
- If a student will be taking over the counter medication (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, TUMS, Cough Medicine, Benadryl) at school, the parent or guardian will need to complete the Over-the-Counter Form.
- Written permission for prescribed or non-prescribed (OTC) medications at school must be renewed annually.
- The medication should be brought to school by a parent in the original container provided by the pharmacy with students name, medication name, dose and prescribing physician name on the label.
- Parents are required to pick up medications at the end of the school year or the medications will be discarded by health office staff. Reminders will be sent home mid-May.
All students must have current immunizations in order to enter or remain in school. Please have the most current records available when registering for school. Immunization can be obtained from primary care physicians or the New Mexico Department of Health.
The Department of Health now offers access to your student's immunization records at VaxViewNM!
UNMH Student-Based Health Center
The UNMH School-Based Health Center provides services to students who enroll, including primary health care, mental health services and social services.
APS Medicaid Department is available to help families enroll in Medicaid or refer for other eligible services. Please call 505-855-5261 or 505-855-9820 (for Spanish speakers) for more information.
Check out our resources throughout the webpage for information on insurance, counseling, drug addiction help and much more!
- Suicide Prevention Help
- Medication Administration Forms
- APS Authorization to Administer a Specialized Healthcare Service (PDF)
- SY 23-24: APS Physical Form (PDF)
- SY 23-24: Parent/Student Consent - English and Spanish (PDF)
- AHS Counseling
- APS Community Clothing Bank
- APS Medication at School Guidelines
- APS Nursing Services Website
- APS Sick Day Guidelines
- Crossroads (Substance Abuse) Program
- Public Health Office and First Choice Community Immunization Clinics (DOCX)
E-Cigarettes & Youth
Learn more about the basics, symptoms, risk, and types of resources available about ecigarettes.
Know Your Risk - https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/