Health & Wellness
The Wellness Center staff works diligently to provide a safe and healthy campus for students. Policies and Procedures of the Wellness Center are outlined in this section.
The Wellness Center is comprised of the office of the Director of Social and Emotional Health and the Infirmary. It is located in SC-103 on the Makai side of the Student Center facing the baseball field.
Yearly physical examinations, immunizations, and TB clearance must be in compliance with Hawai‘i State law and ‘Iolani School policy.
‘Iolani School employs nurses and others trained in first aid to provide for illnesses and injuries that occur on campus. If a student is ill or injured during the school day the infirmary staff will contact and/or notify parent/guardian as follows:
Lower School (K-6)
- Pink half sheet Infirmary Referral slip will be sent home via back pack for ALL minor visits to Infirmary
- Phone call to parents/guardians for ALL major incidents and/or concerns
Upper School (7-12)
- No notification for minor injuries unless otherwise noted by parents
- Phone call to parents/guardians for major incidents and/or concerns
* minor injuries include but are not limited to cuts, scrapes, blisters, headaches, stomach aches
Illness/Injury Policy and Procedure
We work diligently to provide a safe and healthy campus for your child. We ask for parental assistance to help prevent the spread of illness by keeping your child home if they are ill. Sending students to school to take an exam only to be sent home mid-day, exposes their peers to the same illness. This behavior contributes to the spread of illness on campus and is highly discouraged.
Procedure for illness:
- Call attendance office to report absence
- Speak to school nurses if student has any of the following communicable diseases to discuss -- Chicken Pox, Measles, Conjunctivitis (pink eye), Mumps, Scabies, Rubella, Influenza, Active Tuberculosis, Fifth Disease, Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease, Mononucleosis, Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus Group A infection (strep throat)
Please notify Infirmary and obtain clearance from nurse once the following steps have been completed:
- Treat hair
- Remove all nits
- See nurse for hair check before attending any classes upon return
- If a student needs to be in school on a prescription medication, and needs a dose during the day, please notify the nurse for specific directions and support.
- Students who are treated for pain, either post-operatively or post-injury, must be able to function without narcotic medication while in school.
- Parents should speak with the nurse to be sure the medication prescribed is non-narcotic before return to school.
- DIABETICS: All insulin-dependent diabetic students must have an action plan on file with the nurse.
- Nurses will dispense over the counter medications to students with parent consent only.
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The Infirmary is located in the Wellness Center (SC103) on the Makai side of the Student Center facing the baseball field.
Hours of operation:
- 7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday when school is in session
- 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday during summer school
- Phone: 808-943-2249
- Fax: 808-943-2245
Shannon Yonamine RN
Director of Health Services
Emergency Cell: 808-225-4923
Carin Makishima LPN
Health Services Assistant
Emergency Cell: 808-226-7092