The medical clinic located in the McAllister Health Center is staffed by registered nurses and has a full-time physician available to provide clinical consultation and care. Students are always welcome to be seen in the clinic on a walk-in and or appointment basis. Students desiring medical attention must report in person to the medical clinic directly, or alert an advisor, dorm parent, or faculty member about their desire to seek medical attention.
The nurse on duty will triage each student according to the level of care needed and will make a determination about the students needs. Included in this are determinations about need for physician consultation in the clinic, need for subspecialty consultation outside of the health center, need for emergency care, need for follow up care, need for class or athletic excuse, etc. The nurse on duty will provide class excuse if he/she feels the student’s illness warrants absence from class.
The status of a student requiring absence from class will be posted on the Daily Report available for viewing by faculty, staff, and coaches on the School’s website. Students will not be allowed to miss class for appointments or walk-in visits to the Health Center during class hours unless deemed appropriate by the nurse on duty.
Services available at the clinic include first aid, over-the-counter symptom care, routine primary care for common illnesses, and various other services including but not limited to blood draws, urine testing, asthma treatment, strep throat and mono testing, wound care, health counseling, and vaccinations/ immunizations. In addition, Influenza vaccine is offered to all members of the EHS community during the fall of each session. The flu vaccine is strongly recommended to mitigate the risk of epidemic that comes with a residential community such as ours.
While there is no charge for routine evaluation by the nurse or doctor in the medical clinic, a fee is charged for all vaccines and for some non-routine items. A fee schedule is available at the clinic and provided upon request. Charges are processed through the student’s account, unless otherwise requested by the student or parent.
The clinic also provides several common over-the-counter health related products for sale directly to students in an area adjacent to the reception desk at the McAllister Health Center. This area is known as the “Medicine Cabinet.” Items purchased are charged to the student’s account.