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Healthy and Well

 

Health Center

 

The Avon Old Farms Health Center provides comprehensive health care to the students of Avon Old Farms School. Our goal is to keep our students mentally and physically healthy through education and preventative care.

A physician (three days a week), nurse practitioner, five registered nurses, a retained full time LSCW (licensed therapist), and a retained part time psychiatrist are available. Medication is dispensed to the students and first-aid care is available during posted hours. In case of an emergency during non-staffed hours, a nurse is available on call. The Health Center contains four beds if students need to spend an extended amount of time due to sickness or injury.

The Health Center works in partnership with the Connecticut Childrens Medical Center in Hartford Connecticut. We are a support service to our students and can make referrals to our medical doctor, clinical psychologist, or physical therapist.

Meet the Health Care Team

Health Center Contacts and Hours of Operation

Health Center Contacts

Telephone: 860-404-4234

 

Fax: 860-404-4139

 

E-Mail:

healthcenter

@avonoldfarms.com

 

 

Med Room Hours

Monday - Friday

7:15  – 8:15 a.m.

Saturday

7 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

6 - 7 p.m.

Sunday
10 – 11 a.m.

6 - 7 p.m.

Health Center Hours

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
6 – 7 p.m.

Sunday

10  - 11 a.m.
6 – 7 p.m.
Doctor Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Health and Wellness FAQs

What happens if I get sick in the middle of the night?

Our Health Center is open:

  • Weekdays from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 7 -11:30 a.m. and 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Sundays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 6 - 7 p.m.
When the health center is closed, a faculty member and a school nurse are on-call. If a student is in need of medical assistance, he should call the faculty member who is on-call, whose number will be posted in the dormitory. If the situation is urgent, the boy should call 911. UCONN Health Center is five minutes away, and the on-call faculty member will transport the boy there if necessary.

I have a question about the Health Center, who should I contact?
Heather Callaghan
Director of Nursing
healthcenter@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4234

 

 

 

Where do I keep prescription drugs?

Any prescription or controlled drug must be stored in and dispensed from our Health Center. Possession of any controlled drug or certain cold and flu medications is a violation of our drug policy and will lead to expulsion.

I have a question about the Health Center, who should I contact?
Heather Callaghan
Director of Nursing
healthcenter@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4234

 

 

 

Does the school offer any counseling services?

Avon Old Farms has partnered with Jeffrey A. Asmar, LCSW to provide our students with a safe place for their emotional well-being. "I work to respond to and support students' ongoing individual development."
Jeff takes an ongoing interest in the developing the identity of young men. He assists adolescents in working through normative developmental hurdles, fostering adaptive solutions, and developing a strong sense of self. In addition, Jeffrey works very closely with parents. He strives to join with caregivers to understand what children are thinking, feeling, and communicating.

Is a PPD test required?

ALL new students MUST have a current (preferably summer 2018) PPD skin test (for Tuberculosis) prior to coming to campus. Students, especially ones from high risk countries, will not be allowed on campus at all if they have not fulfilled this requirement. For students from high-risk countries, many of them will require an additional blood test because their PPD will be positive due to prior exposure.

ALL students require the Meningococcal (Menactra) vaccine prior to coming to campus.

How recently should our son have his physical?

We require a CURRENT Physical exam for all students.  If a physical exam has not been done within one year of the start of school, students may be withheld from sports.  Exams must be done and submitted yearly.  

How should medical forms be submitted to Avon Old Farms?

All forms MUST be uploaded through the Magnus Health Portal by the parents and/or student. Hard copies can not be sent to the Health Center for uploading.

If I have further questions, who should I call?

The Magnus Help Desk number for parents to call is: 877-461-6831.

Counseling Services

Wellness Instructor at Avon Old Farms Private Boys High School, Connecticut

Avon Old Farms has partnered with Jeffrey A. Asmar, LCSW to provide our students with a safe place for their emotional well-being."I work to respond to and support students' ongoing individual development." Jeff takes an ongoing interest in the developing the identity of young men. He assists adolescents in working through normative developmental hurdles, fostering adaptive solutions, and developing a strong sense of self. In addition, Jeffrey works very closely with parents. He strives to join with caregivers to understand what children are thinking, feeling, and communicating.