Health Services

The Wheeler School Health Services Department provides daily care for students during the school day.  The Health Services staff includes two pediatric nurse specialists, a child and adolescent counselor, a health educator,  and an athletic trainer. Drawing on our staff’s connections to an extraordinary array of health agencies, resources, and practitioners in Rhode Island and Massachusetts,  our staff collaborates with parents and works closely with teachers to provide physical and behavioral health care in a vibrant community setting.

Wheeler has a “First Team” ranking and a “Safe Sports School” award from the National Athletic Trainers Association symbolizing our school’s commitment to providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment. See our Athletics page to learn more about this important effort.

Hours and location

The Health Center, located in the Madden Gym, is open and staffed by two nurses from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  The school counselor has an office attached to the health center and is on campus during the school day. The athletic trainer has a Providence office located in the Madden Gym and a Wheeler Farm office located in the Van Norman Field House. The athletic trainer is on the Providence campus from 10:30 AM to 2 PM then at the Field House for after-school sports.  The Health Center includes the nursing office space and a comfortable resting area for students.

Student Health Records are managed and easily updated by parents and guardians when logging in through our Magnus Health system.  Please contact Kathy McKenna, School Nurse, for assistance.

Health education and awareness

The Wheeler School offers an annual Wheeler Community Flu Vaccine Clinic in collaboration with the RI Department of Health and the Wellness Company. Our Health Services staff works closely with our teachers,  physical education teachers, coaches, food services, parents and community resources to promote the development of lifelong healthy habits. Our health educator oversees a health curriculum that introduces students to health and wellness strategies, diseases and disease prevention, and health resources.

Meet The Health Services Team

Judy Diaz
School Nurse
(401) 528-2192
judydiaz@wheelerschool.org

Erin Kilduff 91
Health Teacher
ekilduff12@gmail.com

Kathryn McKenna
School Nurse
(401) 528-2192
kathymckenna@wheelerschool.org

Peggy O’Neil
Director of Counseling and Student Health Services
(401) 528-2122
Peggyoneil@wheelerschool.org

Nathan Withington
Athletic Trainer, MS, ATC, CSCS
(401) 528-2239
NateWithington@wheelerschool.org

The four members of the Wheeler Health Services Team standing in the Health Center