Health Services

From bumps and bruises to upset tummies, our health services team eases the pain. At Tolleson ESD, we want every one of our treasures to feel their best so they can learn at their best.

Health Office

If your child becomes sick or injured during the school day, we will notify parents/guardians to come and pick them up. For this reason, it is very important that we have your correct contact information on file.

Banner Children's Community Clinic

We are grateful for our partnership with Banner Children’s Community Clinic. The clinic is staffed by experienced healthcare professionals, including a nurse practitioner and a bilingual medical assistant, who provide caring, compassionate, and free healthcare services to children from uninsured families.

The clinic is located at the Porfirio H. Gonzales campus at 9401 W Garfield St, Tolleson, AZ 85353.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 480-412-6344 or visit the Banner Children’s Community Clinic website.


If your child requires medication during school hours, please complete the Medication Authorization form available from your school’s health office. Students may not carry or use any medication, including over-the-counter, prescription, and emergency medications, without this authorization form. 

Please send all medications with the original prescription label that includes the doctor’s name and dosing instructions.

When to Stay Home from School

For the well-being of everyone, please keep your child home when they are ill. Wondering when to stay home? Check out this information sheet and ask these questions:

  • Does the illness prevent them from comfortably taking part in activities?
  • Does the child need more care than the staff can give without affecting the health and safety of others?
  • Could other scholars/staff get sick from your child’s condition? Is the illness contagious?
  • Do they have a fever over 100 degrees?
  • Do they have chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea? 

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then your child should stay home. Before returning to school, scholars must be fever-free without medication and vomiting and diarrhea free for 24 hours. For illnesses requiring antibiotics, please wait 24 hours (or as directed by a doctor) before sending your child back to school.

For questions about specific illnesses such as pink eye, ringworm, skin rashes, head lice, etc., please contact the school nurse for additional details.