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Our Licensed School Nurse sees students who need immediate care for illness or injury. Students just need a pass from class, not an appointment. Our School Based Clinic is more like a doctor's office and sees students by appointment for sports physicals, STD testing, mental health needs, reproductive care, etc. See below for more information about both.

School Based Clinic

Visit the Minneapolis School Based Clinics

Washburn School Based Clinic located in

Room 002

Call 612-668-3453 to make an appointment.

How it works

The Minneapolis School Based Clinics are here for you. Our services are available to all Minneapolis Public High School students.

Most clinics offer:

  • Medical services
  • Mental health services
  • Health education
  • Nutrition education and services
  • COVID-19 testing and vaccines

Check with the clinic in your school to see the services they offer.

No cost

We do not want cost to be a barrier for students to access our services.

  • No clients will be turned away based on insurance status.
  • We do not charge clients or their parents for any medical services received in our clinics.
  • Only mental health clients who have private insurance will be requested to pay copays and deductibles.
  • If insurance does not cover the cost of the service, we will not bill you.

Confidential

Privacy matters. We follow all Health Privacy (HIPAA) requirements. We know that sometimes being in school adds another level of concern. Your business stays in the clinic.

School Health Office

Room 006
612-668-3434

School nurse:
Denise Schneider, RN, LSN
denise.schneider@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3525

Health Services Assistant:
Tranetta Jones

Students come to the Washburn Health Office to manage chronic health concerns such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or acute concerns such as flu, headaches and upset stomachs. Injuries are also treated to minimize the impact on learning.

Health Services at Washburn works closely with teaching staff to support student academic success. If a student has a health condition that may impair learning, health services staff work to support student health and wellness.

MPS has a 24 hour exclusion rule for vomiting, diarrhea or fever.  Students should not return to school until 24 hours from the last episode of vomiting, diarrhea or until the fever has returned to normal (for 24 hours) WITHOUT the use of medication.

To excuse a sick student, please call Washburn Attendance Office at 612-668-3429.  If leaving a voice mail, please spell your child's last name and indicate the nature of their illness.

Should I send my child to school today?

A student should not come to school (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had:

  • a fever of 100 degrees F orally or 99 degrees F axillary (under the arm) or higher in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • If your child becomes sick at school, he/she should come to the health office (room 115A). Together, we will communicate with family or other designated adults to create a plan to leave school. The health office MUST be involved in this process. It cannot be managed solely between student and family in order to be excused.

Students learn to manage their health

Students come to the Washburn Health Office to manage chronic health concerns such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or acute concerns such as flu, headaches and upset stomachs. Injuries are also treated to minimize the impact on learning.

document Authorization for Dental exam and Treatment   --  Please complete the attached document and return to the health office at Washburn, room 115A.

document Autorizacion para Exameny Tratamiento Dental Realizado   --  Por favor, complete el documento adjunto y enviarlo a la oficina de salud en Washburn, oficina 115A.

document somali_letter_sent_home_to_families_minneapolis_public_schools.doc

PDF Overnight Field Trip health summary   --  In order for a student to participate in an overnight field trip with MPS staff, the family/guardian needs to complete this document and submit to the chaperone.

PDF Overnight Field Trip health summary, in Spanish   --  In order for a student to participate in an overnight field trip with MPS staff, the family/guardian needs to complete this document and submit to the chaperone.

PDF Student Immunization Form

PDF Authorization for Administration of Meds with policy