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    Welcome to Ballard HS
    School Year 2019-20

    Meet The School Nurses

    Hello, my name is Annette Cologna, RN and I am the full-time school nurse at Ballard High School. My nurse experience varies from working in orthopedic, psychiatric, general medical surgical to specializing in cardiac and thoracic care and, most recently, as a school nurse this past 3 1/2 years. I am passionate about working with the youth and I feel confident that I can attend many of your student's ills and injuries.

    In addition, this year there will be another nurse, Robert Murdock, LPN, one day a week to help meet the health needs of BHS students. Rob has a background in trauma assessment and treatment as well as family practice. He enjoys “working with kids and looks forward to the day of the week that he gets to spend here”. 

    Important Facts

    For your child’s safety, it is important that I have medical information, Diabetic and Seizure Physician Care Plans, medication authorization forms by August 19th, 2019 to prepare and train staff in case of an emergency.

    - Please inform me if your child has Seizure Disorder, Diabetes, Asthma, Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction, or any other potentially life-threatening medical condition.

    - Complete and return Authorization for Medications to Be Taken at School form(s) if your child requires medication(s) to be taken at school by August 19th, 2019 along with medication(s) by the 1st day of school. Forms are in my office, by the main office, and on the links below.

    Swedish Ballard Teen Health Center (THC)

    In addition to nurse services, we are fortunate to have a fully-staffed clinic at BHS. It comprises of a nurse practitioner, mental health and chemical dependency counselors. The THC is conveniently located in the healthcare center next to my office and can see BHS students for primary care, health education, drug & alcohol counseling, mental health services, vaccinations, birth control, STI evaluation and treatment. Teen Health Center office: 8:30 am-4 pm (206) 781-6400 fax: (206) 784-5493. Registration and Consent forms are located in their office and on the BHS Website > Resources & Services > Teen Health Center.

    Forms and links that are listed below may be useful to you. I am happy to provide a hard copy for you if you do not have access to the internet. BHS Nurse: Annette Cologna. Please Note: Links to forms are updated as they become available.



    Flu Shot Clinic:Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 3:00-7:00 pm -BHS Performing Arts Center Lobby


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    Contact Information

    Annette Cologna, RN, BSN, PCCN
    Robert Murdock, RN, LPN

    Phone: (206) 252-1007
    Fax: (206) 743-3106 (confidential)

    Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm  
    Office Location: 1st Floor off the Commons
    to the left of the Main Office.

    BHS Nurse Breaking News

    CAREDOX MEDICAL ENTRY SYSTEM | Families no longer need to fill out the Student Health Info Form, parents have access to the CareDox medical entry system where you electronically review visit history, update demographics, medical and medication information via the Source. Contact me if you do not have internet access. Read More

    SPS changed their immunization data entry system to the Washington State Immunization Information System (WA IIS).  To view your students immunizations records from the WAIIS register at

    How to access your Childs WA State Immunization Records  Did you know that you can manage your family's immunization records securely online? Once you register for this service through the WA State Public Health Department, you can access the records & print your child's Certificate of Immunization Status for school without a trip to your healthcare provider. 


    Community resources are not widely known and families often do not know where to turn for help in a crisis. For this reason we put together a list of places where you and your family can call for assistance if you have any concerns about someone’s well-being. This is by no means a complete list, but these are organizations that have been helpful to us in the past. Of course, if it is a medical emergency, please call 911 and listen for their instructions.

    King County Crisis Line - available 365 days a year 206.461.3222
    1-866-427-4747 toll free | 206-461-3219 TDD

    Teen Link - every evening 6 - 10 pm 206.461.4922
    1-866-4CRISIS | 206-461-3219 TDD

    Center for Human Services Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol Counseling
    17018 15th Ave NE Shoreline, WA 98155 206-362-7282

    Children's Crisis Outreach Response System
    Access by calling the King County Crisis Line

    National Suicide Prevention Line
    1-800-273-8255 | Text 741 741

    Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress

    Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline

    National Domestic Violence Hotline

    The Healing Center - a grief support community Individual grief counseling and teen support groups
    Ann Sparling White | 6409 1/2 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98115

    Safe Crossings/Providence Hospice of Seattle - Grief and Bereavement Groups and individual counseling for teens around loss and grief
    815 1st Street, #312 Seattle, WA 98104
    206-652-4SCF (4723)

    Drug-Alcohol Counseling resources – We now have a counselor on site.  More details to follow.

    Poison Control - National number 1-800-222-1222