Health Room

Laurel's Health Room is a vital part of our elementary school. It is staffed by full-time district nurse, Carol Puderbaugh RN BSN, and a full-time health assistant, Jan Pasch. Several educational assistants have also been trained to work in the Health Room when Jan is unavailable.
An average of 30 children visit the Health Room each day. The nurse and assistants are responsible for providing first aid for school injuries, assessing illnesses occurring during the school day, administering medications, and maintaining health records for each student.

Helpful Hints:

Make sure the school has your current daytime phone number in case we need to contact you during the day.

Always have a current copy of your child's immunization record. Ask your child's doctor for this if you do not have one.

Read: Should I Send My Child to School?

Be aware of the School Medications Law and its requirements.

To learn more about children's health, visit

Health Resources Available:

State of Oregon Department of Human Services H1N1 Info.   Oregon Public Health Flu Hotline 1-800-978-3040

Governor Ted Kulongoski Announces Healthy Kids Plan Open to All Uninsured Children. All Oregon Children Now Have Access to Health Care. Parents can learn more about Healthy Kids and apply online at
or by calling 1-877-314-5678.