Our nurses provide 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. Students are seen on a walk-in basis for minor acute care.
The Health Center nurses 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/guardians. Our nurses are available to meet with parents/guardians before, during, and after school hours and are also available by phone and email.
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.
Meet the Director of the Health Center
Theresa McCarthy has over a decade of school health experience, working at Merion Mercy Academy and Marple Newtown School District before joining The Haverford School. She also spent 15 years working in ICU, cardiology, and medical surgical units.