Clay Middle School Health Services

Hello, I am Julie Dickson, the new nurse at Clay Middle School. I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and have over 20 years of nursing experience. My past work experiences include staff nurse on the Organ Transplant Unit, teaching inpatient and outpatient diabetes education (including insulin pump training), and coordinating research studies at IU. 

This will be my 3rd school year working as a nurse for Carmel Clay Schools, which includes working at Carmel High School and as a substitute nurse in many of the elementary and middle schools. Starting last spring, I spent much of my time working at Clay as a secondary nurse so I am familiar with Clay, the staff, and many of the students. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my loving husband, my three crazy kids, who attend Carmel Schools (Forest Dale Elementary, Clay Middle, and Carmel High School), and my goofy dog Drake.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached via email (, phone (317-844-7251) or in the clinic from 7:20am-3:20pm while school is in session. I look forward to assisting your students by keeping them healthy and ready to learn! 

Wash Your Hands

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.

When washing hands with soap and water:

1. Wet your hands with warm water.

2. Apply a generous amount of soap.

3. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds.

4. Rinse your hands.

5. Dry your hands with a paper towel.

6. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast-acting.

When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:

1. Apply product to the palm of one hand.

2. Rub hands together.

3. Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.  

Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, after changing diapers, after cleaning the toilet, after handling anything soiled with stool and before eating and preparing food.