Physical and mental health significantly influences one’s ability to participate fully in the School community. The Health Center strives to enhance each student's well-being by insuring that each student has a comprehensive, confidential health care plan. The Health Center provides direct quality nursing care to students with acute illnesses and minor injuries, preventative services, health education, and effective crisis response.
Located on the ground floor of the Lower School, The Health Center is open each school day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and all students are seen on a walk-in basis for minor acute care. The Health Center nurses also comply with health care plans provided by each student’s private physician if necessary. This includes the management of acute and chronic illnesses, the administration of oral medications, respiratory treatments, dressing changes, and other medical interventions on an as needed basis. Plans are typically are reviewed by our nurses, the ordering physicians, and the parents. Our nurses are available to meet with parents before, during, and after school hours and are also available by phone and email.
Theresa McCarthy has 12 years of school health experience, working at Merion Mercy Academy and Marple Newtown School District. She also spent 15 years working in ICU, cardiology, and medical surgical units.
Katie Flaherty spent 15 years of at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in medical-surgical-pool nursing. She taught clinical nursing at Widener University and holds a Family Nurse Practitioner degree.
We realize and incorporate the value of holistic individualized care for each student. We feel that mental happiness and well being is just as important as the physical well being of the students.