• Welcome to the Riverside Clinic


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    Clinic Worker: Kelsey Tinker
    Clinic Phone Number: 678-482-1002

    Clinic Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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    Kelsey Tinker joined Riverside Elementary in August 2018 as our school clinic worker. Before joining Riverside, she worked in cardiology for 9 years in various roles including Cardiac Device Administrator, Triage Medication Specialist, and Office Coordinator. She studied emergency medical technician and nursing at Gwinnett Tech and then transferred to Liberty University and Albany State University for a degree in Organizational Leadership. She is certified as an AHA Healthcare Provider and CPR instructor. She hopes to make a difference at Riverside by treating each child with compassion to help them feel better on their worst days.  

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    For Your Information                          

    Do I need to provide the medication if my child needs medicine while at school?

    To ensure the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines should be followed when medications are to be sent to school:

    • All medications (prescription and nonprescription) must be taken directly to the clinic BY AN ADULT for safe storage.

    • All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be accompanied by the Administration of Medication Request Form.

    • All medications must be in the ORIGINAL CHILD PROOF CONTAINER.  Prescription medications must be in the labeled prescription bottle.  Medications stored in envelopes, baggies, etc., will not be administered.

    • Administration of prescription and over-the-counter medicine (even for a short period of time) is discouraged. Parents should check with their physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours.  Medications prescribed for three times daily often can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.  If you have any questions about this procedure, please call.

    • Medications must be picked up at the end of the year, or will be disposed of by the school.