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Clinic Information

Clinic Information

Hello! My name is Anna Vest, and this is my 1st year as a school nurse for Longfellow Elementary. I am very excited to be a part of the Longfellow family. Your student(s) health and safety are my top priorities! Please read this information carefully to help ensure the safety of your student(s) and the entire Longfellow community.



Medication Administration

  • MEDICATION will only be given by the school nurse under these conditions per HISD policy (no exceptions will be made):
    • Parent/guardian brings a completed HISD medication order form signed by both the parent/guardian and the physician for each medication. If your student is a former student, his/her orders will need to be renewed by his/her physician. The required form for Medication Administration can be found at filedownload.ashx (
    • Medication MUST be delivered to the school nurse by the parent/guardian in the original container with the student’s name printed on the label.
      • This includes over the counter medication. For example, if your student takes Benadryl for an allergy, he/she will need a prescription for Benadryl.

Please let me know if your student's medical status ever changes (new medication started, medication discontinued, new medical condition or condition resolved, etc.) If your student takes medicine daily in the morning, please remember to give the medicine before school.  



Seizure Disorder


Diabetes, Type I & Type II

  • Required forms renewed every school year & provided to campus nurse:


EPI Pen Allergies (food and non-food allergies)


Dietary Accommodations:

  • HISD provides nutritious meals to all students, including those who require special diets due to medical reasons (i.e., disability, allergies, etc.). If your student requires a special diet, his/her doctor must complete the Physician Request for Special Dietary Accommodations and send to me. Please ensure that it is filled out with all the required information so Nutrition Services can promptly process the request and begin dietary accommodations as soon as possible. The form can be found on the HISD website at:
  • HISD does not accommodate religious preferences, only medical needs. No pork products or tree nuts are used in any HISD meals.




When to Stay Home

  • It is very important to keep your child home when they are ill (fever 100 or over, vomiting, diarrhea, persistent cough, lice, eyes that are red and have yellow or green drainage, etc.). More information on when your student should stay home can be found at CDC Stay Home.pdf (


If you have any questions about whether your student should attend school, please do not hesitate to call. I am here to help in any way that I can. Please partner with me in making this a healthy and happy school year!


Anna Vest, RN, BSN

(713) 295-5268 (ext. 196112) (office) (email)