Location and Operation
The health and well being of all Kiski boys is of utmost importance to us. The Health Center promotes all aspects of health and wellness and provides, or facilitates, appropriate healthcare services for illness or injury.
Kiski maintains a full-time health care facility, conveniently located adjacent to the dining hall. A school nurse is on duty throughout the entire school day and is also available at anytime of the day or night for emergencies. We have a certified athletic trainer who specializes in the prevention, recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries incurred by our students. Parents are notified immediately in case of an emergency.
Routine visits to doctors and dentists should be scheduled by parents during vacations and weekend leaves. Parents are asked to contact the Dean of Students to request special permission for a student to leave campus on other occasions for medical appointments.
Communication of any changes in a student’s health should be communicated to the Health Center immediately, preferably in writing by their physician.
Physicians associated with Excela Health Latrobe Hospital at Saltsburg Family Medicine are available weekdays and are located about two minutes from campus.
Excela Health Saltsburg Family Medicine
Excela Health hospital emergency rooms or various urgent care facilities are only a 20 minute drive for weekend medical needs. Additionally, Lifestat Ambulance Service is on call 24 hours a day for any emergency.
If your son needs care, our Health Center staff will make arrangements for an appointment and transportation to and from the medical office. There is a transportation fee that will be billed to your student’s account. If the nurse deems it necessary, your son can spend the night in the Health Center. Any medical fees not covered by your insurance will either be billed to the parent from the medical facility or billed to Kiski, in which case the bill will be paid from the student’s account and used for this purpose.
Required Physical Exams
Students are required to have an annual physical exam BEFORE each school year. This exam will also count as their athletic physical exam for the year and cannot be performed any earlier than June 1st to be considered a valid exam. If the student arrives without his exam completed, he will not be permitted to participate in any athletics or extracurricular events until the issue is resolved.
With the permission of the parents and Health Center staff, boys may keep over-the counter medication in their dorm. The medications must be brought to the Health Center to be labeled as “approved” to be kept in the dorm. This includes all food supplements, vitamins, cold remedies, and pain relievers.
Our Health Center staff keeps all prescription medication and ensures that proper dosage is given, at the time indicated, and according to doctor’s orders. (Exception is given to inhalers, Epi-pens and certain acne medications- these medications can be kept by the student and self-administered) A Medication Authorization form is required to be completed by the parents and physician for each medication, The Medicine Protocol and authorization forms are available on Kiski’s web site or by contacting the Health Center.
When necessary, we fill prescriptions at the Saltsburg Pharmacy. The student’s account is billed for the cost and the pharmacy will deliver the medications to the Health Center.