Health Services


Welcome to the Health Services webpage. Our team is made up of two District Health Nurses and Health Care Assistants at each school building. Together we work to remove health related learning barriers, and create a healthy and safe learning environment for all children.

The District Health Nurse is a Registered Nurse who coordinates the health services in the district, is a resource person to school staff, and liaison to community partners. The District Health Nurse develops individual health plans, participates in IEP and 504 Plans, presents in classrooms, provides staff training, and serves on various district committees.

Each school has a Health Care Assistant throughout the day with the exception of lunch breaks and unexpected absences. The role of the Health Care Assistant includes: administering medications and treatments, providing first aid, maintaining health records, assists in vision/hearing screening, and communicable disease screening.

Each building also has a team of staff that is trained in first aid and CPR that will assist in the event of an injury or life-threatening illness as needed.

Staff, students, or parent/guardians, can initiate health referrals. If you have concerns or questions, please call the District Health Nurse at 608.834.6583 or 608.834.6679.



(Grades 6-12)
Elizabeth Feisthammel
Work: 608.834.6679

(Grades K-5)
Debra Brown

Work:  608.834.6583

Other Information


School Based Health Services Staff

CH Bird Elementary
Lucia Diaz

Creekside Elementary
Amanda Sullivan

Eastside Elementary
Conni Brandt

Horizon Elementary
Salina Carr

Meadow View Elementary
Josie Chu-Johnson

Northside Elementary
Jill Foust

Royal Oaks Elementary
Lori Coulthart

Token Springs Elementary
Katie Peterson

Westside Elementary
Halina Silva

Patrick Marsh Middle School
Diane Zuravle

Prairie View Middle School
Juanita Kranz

Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School
Jill Frederikson

Sun Prairie High School
Jennifer Banuelos

Prairie Phoenix Academy
Nan Pieper

Medications at School

Prescription medications must be in the original bottle labeled by a pharmacist, with the directions for administration matching the doctor's order. To comply with the law, school employees are not allowed to administer prescription medications, without a doctor's written order and parents' written permission.  A copy of the Prescription Medication Administration Form is available in the school offices and local physicians' offices.

All medications to be given in school must have the following information printed on the original container:

  1. Student’s Full Name

  2.  Name of the drug and dosage

  3. Time to be administered

  4. Physicians name

  • An elementary student may not administer his/her own medications, with the exception of asthma inhalers and EpiPens.


The schools and physicians recognize the importance of students being allowed to carry an asthma inhaler and Epi-Pen. However, we need an Inhaler/EpiPen Release Form to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian.

Over-the-counter medications:

Over-the-counter medications (e.g., cold preparations or pain relieving medications) that you want available for school personnel to administer must have the Non-Prescription Medication Consent Formcompleted and the medication supplied in the original bottle in order for the school to administer.

These forms must be completed and in the school office BEFORE the school staff can legally give your child medication.  

Sun Prairie Area School Districts Policy and Procedure regarding administrating medication at school. 

Medical Forms

E-cigarettes and Youth: What Parents Need to Know

Health Services Handbook 19-20

Immunization Requirements


The Wisconsin immunization law requires students in Early Childhood through grade 12, to be immunized according to their age/grade level.  Immunizations are required against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and Varicella (chickenpox).

Wisconsin Immunization Requirements- EnglishSpanishHmong

Student Immunization Record- English, SpanishHmong

Sun Prairie Area School Districts Immunization Policy and Procedure 

Public Health of Madison/Dane County offers FREE immunizations to uninsured adults and children,  and children with Medical Assistance

Dane County Free Immunization Clinic

Please contact one of our district nurses if you should have immunization questions: 

Deb Brown
Elementary Nurse (K-5)

Elizabeth Feisthammel
Secondary Nurse (6-12)

Communicable Diseases

The Sun Prairie Area School District will follow the Communicable Disease Policy and Procedure for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of all students and employees. These procedures will be maintained in cooperation with city, county, and state health departments and in accordance with Wisconsin State Statutes. When a reportable communicable disease is known or suspected within the school environment, the School District will contact the appropriate health department.

Communicable Diseases Policy & Procedure for Students

Communicable Diseases Policy & Procedure for Staff