Health & Wellness
Staffed by registered and licensed practical nurses, the J. Brooks Hoffman ’36 Health Center provides emergency and ongoing care, health education, and counseling on a variety of health topics such as nutrition and diet, stress management, sexuality and substance use.
Director of Health Services, nurse practitioner Peggy Fleck, DNP, DCC (firstname.lastname@example.org), oversees 15 to 20 nurses who staff the Health Center seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The school physician, Jeffrey Merkle, MD, holds clinics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (though students can come at any time for evaluation by the nursing staff). The local hospital provides more advanced care if needed.
After the facility closes for walk-in traffic, a nurse remains in the Health Center and is available until it reopens each morning.
Blair provides confidential, short-term and solutions-focused counseling services to all students, addressing issues such as stress management, peer relations, family issues and academic struggles.
In the interest of achieving the best outcomes, Blair’s school counselors works with students to provide parents, teachers, advisors or other adults with information that might be helpful in supporting the student at Blair and in life.