|Health Center Director Nancy Pratt, R.N.
Overview of Services
The mission of the Health Center is to maintain and promote the physical, mental and emotional health of Westover’s students by providing comprehensive health care to all students. Our office provides an ambulatory care clinic as well as an infirmary for overnight care. We teach students to take responsibility for their health and to practice preventive health care maintenance, including, but not limited to, eating well, getting enough sleep, exercising, and avoiding risky behavior. We expect them to take the responsibility for good self care.
Our Health Center is covered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by healthcare professionals. The Health Center operates under the License of a local pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine. A doctor is available on campus to see students two mornings a week in the Health Center and by appointment in her office at all other times. The daily operation of the Health Center is coordinated by two registered nurses. The Health Center staff also includes three counselors who are available for emotional support to students at any time.
Health Center Services
The Health Center offers a network of services including: nutritional counseling, acute minor illness, limited immunizations and lab work, referrals to specialists for second opinions, health education and psychological counseling. Health Center staff are also involved with our SAT (Student Assistance Team) which meets weekly to discuss ways to provide academic, physical or emotional support to students.
Health Center Hours
Monday – Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm - R.N. on duty; 5:30 pm - 7:30 am R.N. on call. The School’s physician is in the Health Center two days per week and other days by appointment. All other times: R.N. on call. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Health Center Director Nancy Pratt, R.N., at 203.577.4551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Westover Infirmary consists of six beds, four of which are licensed for overnight stays that require extended medical care, isolation and limited post-operative nursing.
Privacy and Confidentiality
The Health Center staff at Westover abides by both federal and state laws protecting patient information in the health care setting as well as those laws regarding adolescent access to medical care and right to privacy. Health Center staff will communicate with parents, advisors, dorm parents, etc., with respect to these laws, in a manner that best serves our students.
Nancy Pratt, R.N., Health Center Director