Dickerson Clinic


MISSION STATEMENT: “The mission of Cobb County School Health Services is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process through improvement and protection of the health status of all students. School nurses work as a team with school administrators, teachers, counselors, school social workers, families and community to identify and assist each student to reach their maximum state of well-being.”


Welcome Junior Raiders
Dickerson Middle School  –  Clinic Hours  9:00am – 4:15pm; Lunch 1:30-2:00 pm
Phone: 770-578-2710 x5 Email: Vanessa.Moulthrop@cobbk12.org

“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.” ~ C. Everett Koop

I know this is a lot of information, but please read through it carefully. I like to provide parents with all of the pertinent information upfront, before you come, so there aren’t any surprises and wasted trips back-and-forth to the clinic. Thank you!  ~Nurse Vanessa

Dropping Off Medication:
All medication must be dropped off by a parent/guardian and given directly to the nurse or clinic substitute. Unfortunately, the front desk cannot accept medication. For more information click here.

If you would like to drop off medication for your student, please contact Nurse Vanessa at Vanessa.Moulthrop@cobbk12.org to set up a time to bring in your child’s medication. Drop-in’s are welcome, but Nurse Vanessa prefers to set up a time in advance in an effort to avoid longer wait times for parents. 

  • When dropping off medication, make sure of the following:
  • All medications should be in their original container (i.e. no loose pills in a Ziplock baggie)
  • Rx medication must have the following clearly printed on the label:
    • First and Last Name
    • Name of Medication
    • Dose
    • Time(s) to administer.   PLEASE NOTE: If the time, which you would like your child to take their medication, is not consistent with the time listed on the Rx label, Nurse Vanessa will need a signed note from the doctor indicating the desired time change. 
  • Please check the expiration date, as she cannot accept expired medication
  • The pill description on the label should match what is in the bottle
  • Please bring in no more than a 30-day supply of medication

ADD/ADHD Medications:
If you would like your child to take ADD/ADHD medication at school, please know that, per CCSD protocol, those medications are only allowed to be given on a daily basis. We cannot keep ADD/ADHD medication to be taken on an as-needed basis. 

Carrying Emergency Medication
In middle school, students are allowed and encouraged to carry their emergency medication at school (i.e. EpiPens, Auvi-Q, Benadryl, antihistamines). If you would like your student to carry their emergency meds at school, please complete the appropriate form: Authorization to Carry Over-The-Counter Medication or Authorization to Carry Rx Medication.  Bring it in, along with the medication that your child plans to carry, so Nurse Vanessa can verify and sign off on it. Please make sure that inhalers and EpiPens/Auvi-Qs are in the original box with the prescription label on it. If that is too bulky, you can remove the prescription label from the box and adhere it directly to the inhaler or EpiPen. This helps us know who the medication belongs to in case it gets misplaced, and it verifies that your student has a current prescription from their doctor.


Carrying OTC Medication
Students may also carry the following OTC medication in middle school: Tylenol/acetaminophen, Motrin/Advil/ibuprofen, Midol, aspirin, antacids, cough drops and oral antihistamines. If you would like your student to carry these medications, please complete the Authorization to Carry Over-The-Counter Medication.  Bring it in, along with the medication that your child plans to carry, so Nurse Vanessa can verify and sign off on it. 

Please Note:

  • Each medication requires a separate form, so if you want your student to carry more than one medication, please fill out a form for each medication.
  • Hard copies of all the forms are available in the clinic
  • For forms and medical plans for students with diabetes, asthma, allergies and seizures, please visit Clinic Forms (cobbk12.org)