Our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive health care to all students of the School community. Our goal is to provide patient care and health education pertaining to the "whole health" of our students, in a manner that is integrated into the daily life and community spirit of the School. Health Services strives to meet this goal by focusing valuable resources on health promotion and disease prevention, while at the same time meeting a high standard of health care provision.
Salisbury School Health Services includes a health center (licensed by the State of Connecticut, housing both a primary care clinic and a four-bed infirmary), mental health support services, and athletic training.
Health Center Hours
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
An on-call provider is available during times when the health center is closed. The on-call provider can be reached by contacting the dean on duty.
Contacting the Health Center
The clinic is staffed by several nurses, a full-time nurse practitioner and a 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. Clinic visits are free-of-charge. Assistance includes first aid, routine primary care for common illnesses and various other services including but not limited to: blood draws, asthma treatment, strep throat and mono testing, wound care and vaccinations/immunizations. Common over-the-counter health-related products are also for sale in the Health Center.
Admission to the infirmary is at the discretion of the Health Center staff and the director of health services.
In addition to the clinic and infirmary, the Health Center also houses a medication dispensary, providing prescription medications to students. See the "Medication Policy" located in the Parent Portal for more information regarding the medication policy.
The Health Center maintains the ability to refer students to subspecialty care in the local community when indicated. This includes referral to the local emergency room and hospital if necessary. Appointment times and transportation to such care is arranged by the Health Center. Transportation fees are charged to the student’s debit account.
The athletic training staff works in collaboration with both the Athletic Department and Health Services. The athletic trainers evaluate all athletic injuries and determine athletic status using consultation with the school physician when necessary.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Salisbury School believes that the relationship among students, parents, and healthcare providers is strengthened by a mutual understanding of the basic rights and responsibilities of each of the parties. Please click here for a copy of Salisbury School’s Confidentiality and Limited Information Sharing Policy.
For more information regarding Health Services, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Salisbury School Health Services works in close collaboration with a consulting counselor and a psychiatrist who see students on the School campus. Individual counseling is available for students who indicate a desire or need for such support related to emotional, behavioral or adjustment concerns.