THE ENGLISH COLLEGE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT
The school clinic is located in the Science block opposite laboratory 6. There is one full time nurse on duty from 07:30 am – 3:30 pm (1 pm on Thursdays).
A part time doctor visits the school to carry out routine medical checks on students as required by the Dubai Health Authority.
Other staff members at The English College are first aid certified and they support the medical team.
As part of the application process, every student must have the Medical Information and Consent form completed before starting as a student at The English College. The medical form is part of the application form.
The Dubai Health Authority mandates that a copy of every student’s vaccination record is kept on file at school and checked against the U.A.E’s vaccination schedule (please see the Dubai Health Authority’s 2015 vaccination schedule to see what vaccinations are recommended in the region). This copy must be submitted with the medical form as part of the application process. Students are not vaccinated at The English College; all vaccinations should be done privately. Parents are required to update the school nurse when their child receives a vaccination so that their medical information can be updated.
In order to reduce the spread of illnesses in school, the following regulations apply:
- Please do not send your child to school if they have:
- a fever.
- a skin rash
- vomiting (not to return to school for 24 hours after the last vomiting episode)
- diarrhoea (not to return to school for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea)
- a heavy nasal discharge
- a sore throat
- a persistent cough
- red, watery, sticky and painful eyes
- If they have an infected sore or wound it must be covered by a well-sealed dressing or plaster.
- If your child is assessed by the school medical team and thought to be a possible source of infection to other students and staff, you will be contacted to take them out of school immediately.
Please inform the school nurse if your child has been or is being treated for a medical condition.
Medication in School:
Under the supervision of the school doctor, there is a stock of over-the-counter medications in the school clinic that can be used for minor ailments. This may only be done with signed parental consent, as mandated by the Dubai Health Authority.
Regarding personal medication, students are not permitted to carry or administer medication themselves. It must be handed to the school nurse by a parent or guardian, where it will be kept safe and administered to the student at the agreed time. The medication must be submitted together with a signed and stamped prescription from the student’s doctor. This is a requirement of the Dubai Health Authority.
In the event of a medical emergency, a government ambulance will be called and the student will be taken to a government hospital for medical assistance. A member of staff from the English College will accompany the student and every effort will be made to contact parents immediately.
Please ensure that the school is informed of any changes to your contact details so that the medical team can contact you at all times.
If both parents are going to be out of the country together, please inform the medical team and provide details of an adult who can be contacted in your absence in case of an emergency.
The school clinic’s contact details are :
Phone : +971 4 3943465 ext.224
Please feel free to contact the medical staff at any time.