The Worcester Academy Health Office cares for the health needs of all day and boarding students
. It is staffed with Professional Registered Nurses and offers clinic hours with the school physician. The office is open 8.5 hours a day during the school week and the staff is available via telephone coverage during nights and weekends.
The Health Office is located on the first floor of Dexter Hall. The office includes a spacious waiting room, office, bath and laundry facilities, one exam room, 6 in-patient beds, and offers a variety of non-emergency medical services to both day and boarding students. The knowledgeable staff is fully committed to maintaining confidentiality while providing a safe environment for students. Students are encouraged to visit the Health Office for non-emergency purposes while on a free period during the academic day. Should a student require an appointment with the school doctor or outside physician/ health care professional, attempts are made to schedule this appointment so that it does not interfere with scheduled classes.
The Worcester Academy Health Office functions on a Coordinated School Health Model as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: health education, health services, social and physical environment, physical education, guidance and support services, food service, school and work-site health promotion, and integrated school and community health promotion.
Coordinated School Health is about keeping students healthy, reinforcing positive, healthy behaviors throughout the school day, and making it clear that good health and learning go hand in hand. Coordinated School Health offers students the information and skills they will need to make good choices in life.Health Office partnerships
- The Health Office has a relationship with a local pharmacy, which supplies students with prescriptions as directed by Worcester Academy’s health professionals.
- The Health Office staff are members of ISHA - The Independent School Health Association
- Worcester Academy is conveniently located near emergency services including the St. Vincent Hospital and UMASS Memorial Health Care.
- The Health Office also maintains positive relationships with local specialists for more serious medical or dental treatments.