Allergy and Medication Write in for School Forms

I want to request that you add a write-in allergy or medication field to a Medical School Form? I have a Medical Form I created that has both Medications and Allergies captured, but I would like an option that if there is an allergy that is not listed that the parent can write in what that allergy is.
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  • Sep 3 2015
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  • lauren marcus eisenberg commented
    24 Sep, 2021 04:03pm

    Yes! We struggle mightily with the dropdown list. For conditions, allergies, and mediations that are common (in our community, in any rate), the dropdown is workable. However, for the rare one, it is very exposing in that families can make conjectures about other students. (i.e., "oh, So-and-So must have "rare condition")

  • Anita Pinkerton commented
    2 Feb, 2021 03:42pm

    THIS HAS BEEN OUT HERE FOR SIX YEARS - this is a reasonable request. We have a list of allergies, but it is long and tedious as a drop down and I have no idea how parents can get through it. As with so many things that schools serving younger children need from this system, we are being ignored again. We are being ignored by not having grade levels on the emergency contact card, not having home address available for emergency contacts, not letting us edit the emergency contact card, not making a homeroom teacher available in all standard "lists" - it can be achieved through and advanced list by man is that a pain, I could go on. This system is not intended for elementary school.

  • Sarah Bienvenue commented
    12 Oct, 2020 05:34pm

    Hi everyone, we're working hard on updates in another area of the software right now, but this is on my list for next school year. As we get closer, I'll keep you all posted.

    thank you,

    Sarah Bienvenue

  • Guest commented
    5 Aug, 2019 09:27pm

    Does anyone even read this stuff?? Severe food allergies kill kids! But none of this is being addressed by administration? There has to be a way to make this work better. 

  • Lisa Funkhouser commented
    5 Aug, 2019 08:55pm

    I am sad to see this has been out here for 4 years and it has not been addressed. This is an important function. 

  • Guest commented
    11 Jun, 2019 12:44pm

    I wish they would make this fix. We are new to onrecord and this is our first year using forms. Seems completely ridiculous to allow us the ability to add options for medical forms but not have a text box to write in what is meant.  Parents are going to hate this! 

  • Guest commented
    7 Jun, 2019 11:01am

    If there was a Form Field like the one used in Blank Form, then we could add any write-in allergy or medications.

  • Jama Keener commented
    11 May, 2018 02:05pm

    This will be our first time using the online forms.  I would like there to be an "other" line that parents can write in any allergies/conditions that are not currently in our "menu".  However, I would like to be able to "edit" spelling/wording.  Also, will it notify me when an "other" comes in?  Thanks!

  • Guest commented
    10 Apr, 2018 05:53pm

    I agree with the comments & as a workaround I added an "Other" as an option for the conditions and the allergies.

  • Geoffrey Goodfellow commented
    8 Apr, 2018 05:38pm

    As we launch a new implementation of onRecord, we really need an ability for parents to be able to submit allergies and medications that are not already on the drop-down list!

  • Scott Daniel commented
    28 Mar, 2018 07:58pm

    I'm curious when Medical is going to have any improvements added.  I appreciate the workarounds offered here.



  • David Ogden commented
    3 Feb, 2018 12:13am

    Especially since medical conditions allow for students to be diabetic, but deny the listing for insulin for medication - totally stupid.

  • Patrick Mulvehill commented
    29 Aug, 2016 07:39pm

    ...or at least a way to submit a medication or allergy for addition to the system.

  • Guest commented
    29 Jul, 2016 08:08pm

    I agree!  They need to be able to include whatever the "other" may be on this form so it is HIPPA compliant.  Emailing us an update doesn't qualify.

  • Kate Feiring commented
    12 May, 2016 09:47pm

    I agree with this.   We added an option called  "Other - contact School Nurse with details" as our workaround. And then hope the parent does so, in order for the Nurse to manually enter the new allergy/condition into the medical settings area.

    A notes area for Allergies and Medical Conditions -- similar to what is available in the Medical History block would be very helpful.

  • Guest commented
    29 Sep, 2015 02:38pm

    Our medical form seems to have a glitch where you cant submit it if you add an allergy or condition. We've been waiting a month to get this resolved!

  • Vincent Jurgens commented
    6 Sep, 2015 08:53pm

    I agree, and as a workaround I added an "Other" as an option. But the Medical Form currently does not show Notes field for Allergies and Conditions, nor Comments field for Medications. So parent could not clarify what was meant by Other. Had to clumsily direct them to Medical Tab of their children to edit their. If we heard that a parent used "Other."

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