The Health Center operates under the license of a local pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine. A doctor is available on campus to see by appointment in the Health Center.
Our on campus Health Center is covered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by registered healthcare professionals. The Health Center is licensed for overnight stays as needed.
The daily operation of the Health Center is coordinated by registered nurses, led by Health Center Director, Danielle Khorsandi, an APRN, who is able to see students as well! The Health Center staff also includes two counselors who are available for emotional support to students at any time.
The Health Center offers a network of services including: 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.
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.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Health Center at 203.577.4551.
Danielle Khorsandi, APRN
Health Center Director
Jodie Ellis, R.N.
Alexandra McKnight - Director of Counseling
Cathie Hillian, L.P.C.
Joanne Gersten, L.C.S.W.