Nurse’s Corner

Welcome to Baldi's Nurse's Corner


Trish Murtha – This is my 14th year at Baldi and my 23rd year in the School District of Philadelphia.  I am at Baldi for 5 days a week.

Helen Kelly – This is my 3rd year at Baldi and I am here 3-4 days a week. I am assigned to another school on the days that I am not here. This is my 19th year in the school district.

We are here to support all students so that they may be as successful as possible. We also will help students navigate any health barriers which they encounter that would keep him or her from reaching their full academic potential. Throughout the year we provide case management for students with chronic and short term illnesses, as well as injuries so that each student can access the school program fully. Health Prevention and health education are also important in promoting a healthy lifestyle now and in the future.

What we do…

  • Immunization monitoring and compliance
  • Screening of Vision, Height, Weight for all Students Grade 6,7,8
  • Scoliosis Screening for Grades 6,7
  • Hearing Screening for Grade 7
  • First Aid and Sick Visits
  • Case management for Chronic Illnesses with Students, Parents and Staff
  • Health Education
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Meet with Students and/or Parents regarding health concerns or barriers

When to keep your child home…

  • Fever over 100*F
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Nausea or change/decrease in appetite
  • Wheezing that does not clear with an Inhaler or Nebulizer
  • Coughing that does not stop
  • If your child is awake all night with cold and cough symptoms
  • Lethargy or feeling unwell
  • Severe Headache or Headache not relieved with medication

What We Need From Parents…

Please contact us if we can be of assistance with your child’s health needs

S865 completed for ALL STUDENTS yearly

Physical-Examination Form and Dental Form Completed by All Grade 7 Students and All New Students

Medication Form for ALL Students who require ANY medication during the school day

Up To Date Immunization Records Including:

  • Tdap – Given after age 10
  • Polio – given after age 4
  • Varicella -2 doses
  • MMR – 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B – 3 or 4 doses properly spaced Menactra/MCV4 – one dose

Covid 19 Precautions…

  • Proper Handwashing for at least 20 seconds
  • Use Hand Sanitizer when unable to wash hands with soap and water
  • Wear a Mask
  • Remember to Socially Distance…Maintain 6 feet from one another
  • Stay home if you have any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever, New Cough, Shortness of Breath, Loss of Taste and/or Smell
  • Contact Information

Email is the best method to contact us while school is being held virtually. Please send us any questions, concerns or updates on your child and we will respond promptly.

Trish Murtha –

Helen Kelly –

Google Office Hours

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 10:30am-12pm

Click here to join the Nurse’s Office Hours