Physical Health (RNs)

Welcome to the GHC Health Office

The health office aims to ensure the health and safety of all students. We share in the responsibility of directing growth towards the achievement of each student's maximum potential, which enables successful, lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthy students are better learners.

GHC School Nurses are California Registered Nurses (RNs). In addition, the School Nurse possesses a California School Nurse Services Credential and is CPR certified.

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California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. More info could be found here:

Students Admitted at TK/K-12 Need: 

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses
    (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.)
    For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday. 

  • Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses
    (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday) 

  • Hepatitis B — 3 doses
    (not required for 7th grade entry) 

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses
    (Both given on or after 1st birthday) 

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - 2 doses

These immunization requirements also apply to students entering transitional kindergarten. 

Students Starting 7th Grade Need:

  • TetanusDiphtheriaPertussis (Tdap) —1 dose
    (Whooping cough booster usually given at 11 years and up)

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses
    (Usually given at ages 12 months and 4-6 years)

Additional school immunization requirements for 7th graders typically apply to students who:

  • Previously had a valid personal beliefs exemption filed before 2016 upon entry between TK/Kindergarten and 6th grade, or 
  • Are new admissions, including from out-of-state; applies to all grades.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We have a Nursing and Mental Health Team that consists of two (2) Nurses, three (3) School Social Workers, four (4) School Psychologists, and one (1) Office Assistant.

The following is our contact information if you have any questions regarding one’s physical or mental health:

Physical health:

High School Health office Fax 818-363-0103

Please be patient with us (between 1-2 business days) if you reach out via email. You may also call Granada’s main office to reach us by phone: 818-360-2361

LA County residents have unique access to public health resources:

  • Los Angeles County Department of Education (LACOE) Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for schools

  • Los Angeles Department of Public Health Acute Communicable Disease (LACDPH) during business hours (M-F): 877-777- 5799.

  • To report suspected outbreaks or other reportable diseases or conditions, contact the LACDPH Communicable Disease Reporting System: (888) 397-3993

Should you experience a psychiatric or medical emergency, please do not email us for help. Seek immediate assistance by calling 911. We are all in this together.

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