Health & Wellness
The Academy has dedicated a full-time position to look after the welfare of its students. This individual, the Health & Wellness Director, will contact parents about health issues their child may be experiencing.
The Academy has made arrangements with a local physician to care for its students. Whenever possible, the Health & Wellness Director will contact parents before the Academy takes their child to the physician; however, sometimes this notification may occur afterwards.
Emergency medical service is available at Northeast Regional Medical Center. All students must submit medical history forms and a copy of their health insurance card, which the Joseph Baldwin Academy Health & Wellness Director will keep on file. Students will be responsible for any co-payment at either the doctor’s office, hospital, or pharmacy at the time of the service. Those students with long-standing medical conditions should request their physicians to forward relevant information to the Joseph Baldwin Academy.
We ask that you provide us with a copy of your insurance card for filing purposes for the local physician and/or hospital. This will be kept on file with the Health & Wellness Director.
All student medications must be turned in to the Health & Wellness Director upon check in. These include prescriptions and over-the-counter medicine such as Tylenol, allergy, and cold medicine. NO medications are allowed to be kept in student rooms (with the exceptions of inhalers, epi-pens, and similar rescue medications, which shall be approved on a case by case basis).
Students must self-administer the medication, as directed by the parent or physician, and the Health & Wellness Director will log all medications taken. We do make available, upon request by the student, common over the counter medications in the Med Room. Parents are strongly advised to note any allergies or potential drug interactions with prescribed medications on their child’s medical form. In addition, parents are urged to have a conversation with their children, before they come to JBA, about any over the counter medications they feel comfortable/uncomfortable with their child selecting.
Exception: Parents may authorize their children to retain maintenance medications, provided the medications have no potential for abuse, and missed or discontinued dosages presents no risk. Written authorization from the student’s physician and parents is required.