School Nurse

Ballard School Nurse

Welcome Ballard Students and Families!

Laurie Tirtanadi School Nurse
Laurie Tirtanadi RN MS ARNP

My name is Laurie Tirtanadi and I am your School Nurse for Ballard HS. I’m very excited to be working with all of you! My job is to support your student’s health and learning. I hope to collaborate with and support you as we navigate these challenging times. My office is located on the 1st floor left of the Main Office.

Nurse News

Vaccination and boosters are the best protection against COVID-19

Get Vaccinated Get Boosted with Vaccine Syring

Need a flu shot?  The Teen Health Center now has Flu Shots available for students!  Stop by the Teen Health Center to make an appointment.


Masks Required for the BHS Nurse & Teen Health Center

While masking is now optional, masks must be worn in the BHS Nurse Office and the Ballard Teen Health Center. The district welcomes and encourages staff and students to continue mask wearing through if that is their preference.

School Health & Safety Protocols

Visit our School Health and Safety information and resource links for BHS families.

Student Resource Links and Phone Numbers

View this helpful SPS Student Resource List with emergency phone numbers, help with physical or mental health, food needs and more!

Protect your family from the flu!

Our Ballard Teen Health Center a School-based health center located in Ballard HS and offers flu shots to any SPS students, as well as many other Health Services too!

Access Your Immunization/Vaccine Records

Visit Wa State Department of Health for families to look up and download immunization records for their family members.

District Updates

Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School

Washington state law requires that school staff and parents plan together for the safe care of their child throughout the school day.

Health Issues

Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning at school to the school nurse. You can contact the nurse directly by phone or email.

Medication at School

If your child needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it’s temporary, a medication form must be completed by the child’s health care provider and signed by parent. Authorization for Medications Taken at School (multiple languages)

School health rooms do not keep medications on hand for general use. Medications must be supplied to the school by the parents/guardians for their student’s individual needs. All medications must be brought to school in their original container/box with prescription label attached (if it’s a prescription medication) in order to be administered.

Medical Treatments at School

If your child needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others please have the health care provider complete the treatment form. Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School

School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)

Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.

Please have parent/guardian and/or student (if accessing services that do not need parent consent) call the clinic to schedule an appointment before student goes to the clinic.

Please schedule an appointment in advance especially if student does not attend the school of the school based health center. The SBHC may not have the capacity (panel may be full) or due to other limitations may not be able to serve students who are not from the school.

Services are available to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your insurance may be billed and this program is also supported by the Seattle Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan.

Services include immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, reproductive healthcare, mental health counseling, lab tests, and nutrition counseling.

Families must enroll their student to receive most services. Students can enroll themselves for confidential health services.

When to Keep Your Student Home

COVID-19 When to Keep your SPS Student Home – COVID-like symptoms take priority over symptoms from “Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?” guidelines

Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? (English)

Additional Resources