Health and Medical

The Medical Department is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 18:00. You can reach us via email medicaldepartment(at)vis.ac.at or phone: +43 1 203 55 95/338.

SCHOOL DOCTOR

Alexandra Stoessl

 
  • available: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:45 - 14:45
  • Tel.Ext.: 354
  • Please note that it is necessary to send an email to arrange a time for any personal appointments: astoessl(at)vis.ac.at
 

SCHOOL NURSE

Silvia Irby

 
  • available: Monday to Friday from 8:30 - 15:00 (Lunchbreak 13:10-13:40)
  • Tel.Ext.: 338
  • sirby(at)vis.ac.at
 

AFTER SCHOOL NURSE

Juliana Sommer

  

Our school doctor and our school nurses are there for your child/ren to provide the following medical services:

  • provide regular screening and preventive services,
  • provide health education and information about preventive measures 
  • liaise with parents, teachers, counseling departments, Austrian Health authorities and the VIS Health and Safety team regarding health and safety questions at school
  • support students in school with chronic health conditions (e.g. allergies, ADHD, Diabetes mellitus, seizures, migraines,…).
  • attend acute illnessesinjuries and emergencies that arise during the school day (first aid) and advice parents and students if further medical management is necessary by medical professionals/ medical services outside school
  • On occasion the school doctor is providing seminars on relevant medical topics. Please feel welcome to join.

Please note:

  • In case of any injuries or illnesses your child has to be seen and treated by your general practitioner (GP) or pediatrician.
  • Any health problems occurring outside school hours (weekends, school holidays, after school hours..) have to be attended and followed up by your GP or pediatrician.
  • Please be aware that the school medical services are not a GP´s office. According to Austrian law, the school medical department provides preventive measures and First Aidmainly. Extensive examinations, diagnostics (e.g. X- ray ), therapeutic services and treatments are not within the scope of practice. Thus, handing out prescriptions or referrals to medical specialists is not permitted. Unfortunately we cannot provide these services.
  • Please remember that if your child is well enough to come to school, then he/she is expected to participate in all school activities (i.e. outdoor recess, PE lessons, etc).
  • VIS cannot provide the service of vaccinations in school. You will find the regularly updated Austrian vaccination scheme and a list of vaccination centers in Vienna below.

Students should not attend school if they show:

  • Fever: If your child has a fever, even without any other accompanying symptoms, he/she should not return to school until at least 24 hours without a fever and without the use of fever medication.
  • Diarrhea and/or Vomiting
  • Any skin rash associated with fever
  • Child feeling unwell, unable to fully participate in all activities
  • A communicable disease, this includes eg. Chicken pox, fifth disease, Mononucleosis, Measles, Rubella, Mumps, Scarlet fever, Impetigo, acute contagious conjunctivitis, (“pink eye”) – further information please see below.
  • Head Lice: Please note that students with lice or nits are not allowed in school! They need a certificate from the GP (family doctor), pediatrician or the Bezirksgesundheitsamt MA 15 (for eg. 22. Districtit is , Siebeckstrasse 7/3) that the child is free of headlice and nits before returning back to school.

The above are a few examples – if you are unsure if your child is allowed to attend school with a certain medical condition please contact your family doctor for advice before sending your child to school. 

Important medical information for parents

If your child needs emergency care, life saving measures will be given first and a member of the school staff will notify you through a phone call as promptly as possible. Please make sure that your contact information is up-to-date (if you change your contact details, please make sure to email change(at)vis.ac.at and let us know of the change).

If your child needs to be sent home for a medical reason, you will be notified as soon as this decision is made and we will ask you to set arrangements for the child to be picked up by an authorized adult as soon as possible.

Secondary School students: to be signed out on Manage Bac by parent/ guardian. Up to the age of 14 years, students have to be collected by a parent/ guardian/ authorized person.

Primary students: to be collected by a parent/ guardian/ authorized person to be signed out in the Primary Office 

The signing out is important for emergency/evacuation procedures, to inform teachers and excuse the student for medical reasons for the school day.

If your child has a special medical condition please contact the school medical department to provide detailed information and medication/ emergency medication for your child to be stored in school if necessary.

Medical information will remain confidential with the doctor/ medical team, unless, for your child's wellbeing, preventative measures must be taken (i.e. severe allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma,…..); in that case, the information may be shared with relevant VIS staff in the best interest of your child.

Upon enrolment, your child’s Health File on Open Apply has been completed. Please communicate any changes in the health status of your child per e-mail or contact the medical department personally to make sure the medical department has all relevant information needed to support your child’s well being.

Parents/guardians are obliged to inform the medical office, if your their child has any communicable disease.This information is important in order to prevent any contagious diseases from spreading, for the student’s best health management. The diagnosis has to be confirmed by a doctor and school has to be provided with a doctor’s certificate in writing. The school requires the returning student to provide a doctor’s certificate that the student is no longer contagious. (See Board Policy #7.935).

Chicken Pox

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Impetigo

Mononucleosis

Scarlet Fever

Please inform the medical department and the respective offices if any walking aids, like crutches or wheelchairs are needed throughout the school day. This information is important for the safety management throughout the school day, during school fire drills and evacuation procedures.

We cannot loan medical supplies (wheelchairs, crutches,..) outside of school hours. Our equipment is for school use only. We are happy to recommend urgent care facilities, pharmacies etc., you are welcome to find this information below.

Examples for suppliers of orthopedic-, nursing-, rehabilitation and medical supplies, accessories and aids for children and grown up’s in Vienna. Below you can find contact details:

Fa.Orthoproban: http://www.ortoproban.at

Fa.Bstaendig: https://www.bstaendig.at/

Fa.Fruehwald: https://www.fruehwald.net

Provide the medical department with follow up information after accidents/ incidents that occurred during school hours and needed follow up treatment outside school for insurance reasons or further arrangements necessary (AUVA report, elevator key,…). 

If the student is absent for medical reasons for more than five days per semester or three consecutive days, a doctor’s excuse note must be provided to the medical department and the respective school offices (see Board policy#7200). In case of a communicable disease please see procedure described above.

Any prescription/OTC medication that needs/might need to be taken at school must be given to the nurse in the original container showing the expiration date and be labeled with your child’s first and last name, class/HR, the completed permission form for administration of prescribed medicines(form to be found below) and the doctor’s prescription (See Board policy #7.930, #7.530). It lies within parental responsibility to restock and to exchange medication before the end of the expiry date.

Camps are part of the curriculum. Some of the camps are accompanied by a nurse. If you are sending any medicine with your child on camp, the Medication Authorization Forms for Camp needs to be filled in and medication has to be handed over to the camp nurse/ teacher in charge. Details see on the forms according to age group. You will receive detailed camp information in a timely manner.

Any medicine sent with your child on daytrips/outings require the Medication Authorization Forms (see below) to be filled in and medication to be handed over to the teacher in charge as well. It is a parental responsibility to provide daily/ emergency medication for daytrips/ outings to the teacher in charge.

Students suffering from a special medical condition might have to be accompanied by a parent/ carer.  

Allgemeines Krankenhaus (AKH) Vienna General Hospital
Währinger Gürtel 18-20 
1090 Vienna 
Tel.: +43 1 40400-0

Social Medical Center East Donauspital
Langobardenstrasse 122
1220 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 28802-0

Social Medical Center South - Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Spital
Kundratstrasse 3
1100 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 60191-0

Lainz Krankenhaus
Wolkersbergenstrasse 1
1130 Vienna 
Tel.: +43 1 80110-0

Krankenhaus Rudolfstiftung
Juchgasse 25 
1030 Vienna 
Tel.: +43 1 71165-0 

Hanusch Krankenhaus
Heinrich Collin Strasse 30
1140 Vienna 
Tel.: +43 1 91021-0 

Wilhelminenspital
Montleartstrasse 37
1160 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 49150-0 
 

Unfallkrankenhaus Lorenz Böhler (accident hospital)
Donaueschingenstrasse 13
1200 Vienna
Tel.: +43 59393 41000 
 

Unfallkrankenhaus Meidling (accident hospital)
Kundratstrasse 37
1120 Vienna 
Tel.: +43 59393 45000 
 

Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Baumgartner Höhe (psychiatric hospital)
Baumgartner Höhe 1
1140 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 91060-0
 

Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung 
Department for Pediatrics  
1030 Wien, Juchgasse 25 
Entrance: Boerhaavegasse 13 / ground floor right 
Tel. +43 01 71 165 2611

St.-Anna-Kinderspital - no accidents/no acute surgery 
1090 Wien, Kinderspitalgasse 6  
Tel. +43 1 40 170 2100

Allgemeines Krankenhaus  
Department for Pediatrics - Kliniken am Südgarten 
1090 Wien, Währinger Gürtel 18-20 
Tel. +43 1 40 400 32290 

Wilhelminenspital 
Department for Pediatrics 
1160 Wien, Flötzersteig 4 
Tel. +43 1 49 150 2810 

Donauspital im SMZ OST (accidents/surgery) 
Department for Pediatrics
1220 Wien, Langobardenstraße 122                                                             
Tel. +43 1 28 802 4350

Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Süd 
Department for Pediatrics
1100 Wien, Kundratstraße 3                                                             
Tel. +43 1 60 191 2850

 

Krankenhaus Rudolfstiftung
Ambulance for pregnancy/ application
1030 Wien, Juchgasse 25 
Tel: +43 1 711 65 4712 or online

Krankenhaus Hietzing 
Ambulance for pregnancy Pavillon 2/ application 
1130 Wien, Wolkersbergenstraße 1 
Tel: +43 1 801 10 2299 or online

Donauspital – Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost 
Ambulance for pregnancy / application
1220 Wien, Langobardenstraße 122 
Tel: +43 1 288 02 3850 or online

Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Süd – Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Spital 
Ambulance for pregnancy/ application
1100 Wien, Kundratstraße 3 
Tel: +43 1 601 91 4734 or online

Wilhelminenspital 
Ambulance for pregnancy/ application, Pavillon 28 
1160 Wien, Montlearstraße 37 
Tel: +43 1 90801 or online

Allgemeines Krankenhaus AKH 
Ambulance for pregnancy, Ebene 8C 
1090 Wien, Währinger Gürtel 18-20 
Tel: +43 1 404 00 28530 or online

District health office for the 1., 8., 9., 17., 18. and 19. District

Address: 9., Wilhelm-Exner-Gasse 5
Telefon: +43 1 4000-09280, Fax: +43 1 4000 99-09290
E-Mail: bga09@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Tuesday 13:00 to 15:00
Thursday 8:00 to 10:00

Address: 19., Gatterburggasse 14
Opening hours for vaccination
Tuesday 8:00 to 10:00
Thursday 13:00 to 15:00

District health office for the 2. and 20. District
Address: 2., Karmelitergasse 9
Telefon: +43 1 4000-02280 Fax: +43 1 4000 99-02290
E-Mail: bga02@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Monday 13:00 to 15:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 10:00

District health office for the 3. and 11. District
Address: 3., Karl-Borromäus-Platz 3
Telefon: +43 1 4000-03280, Fax: +43 1 40 00 99-03290
E-Mail: bga03@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Tuesday 8:00 to 10:00
Thursday 13:00 to 15:00

District health office for the 4., 5. and 12. District
Address: 4., Favoritenstraße 18
Telefon: +43 1 4000-04280, Fax: +43 1 4000 99-04290
E-Mail: bga04@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Tuesday 8:00 to 10:00
Thursday 13:00 to 15:00

District health office for the 6., 7., 15. and 16. District

Address: 15., Gasgasse 8-10
Telefon: +43 1 4000-15280, Fax: +43 1 4000 99-15290
E-Mail: bga15@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Monday 8:00 to 10:00
Thursday 13:00 to 15:00

District health office for the 10. District
Address: 10., Laxenburger Straße 43-45
Telefon: +43 1 4000-10280 Fax: +43 1 4000 99-10290
E-Mail: bga10@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Tuesday 13:00 to 15:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 10:00

District health office for the 13., 14. and 23. District
Address: 13., Hietzinger Kai 1-3
Telefon: +43 1 4000-13280, Fax: +43 1 4000 99-13290
E-Mail: bga13@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Tuesday 13:00 to 15:00
Thursday 8:00 to 10:00

District health office for the 21. District
Address: 21., Franz-Jonas-Platz 3/2
Telefon: +43 1 40 00-212 80, Fax: +43 1 40 00-99-212 90
E-Mail: bga21@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Monday 8:00 to 10:00
Wednesday 13:00 to 15:00

District health office for the 22. District
Address: 22., Siebeckstraße 7/3, 2. Floor
Telefon: +43 1 4000-22280, Fax: +43 1 4000 99-22290
E-Mail: bga22@ma15.wien.gv.at
Opening hours for vaccination
Tuesday 13:00 to 15:00
Thursday 8:00 to 10:00

VIS cannot provide the service of vaccinations in school. You will find the regularly updated Austrian vaccination scheme and a list of vaccination centers in Vienna below.

Routine immunisation schedule for babies and toddlers / pre-school children

Immunization schedule for school children in Austria

Routine Immunisation schedule for Adults

Free Vaccinations

Vaccination Centres in Vienna

Flu Information

Seminars