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The Health Center is located in the Madden Gym. The nurse is available to students and families from 7:30 AM-3:15 PM. All medical information should be sent directly to the Health Center Office. You can fax confidential information directly to us at (401) 528-2172.  Any student who feels ill during the day should go to the health center to be evaluated by the nurse. If the nurse sends the student home the parents/guardians will be notified. Students are not allowed to leave school because of illness without seeing the nurse.

If a student has an athletic injury the Athletic Trainer is available on campus to students from 10:30-2:00 and then he is available at the Wheeler Farm athletic facilities from 2:30-6:00PM during the school year. The school counselor is available to work with students, administrators, faculty, staff and parents. She is on campus from 7:30-4:30 and is available via cell after school hours. She is available to meet individually with students and provides outside referrals to counselors.

Health and Wellness is important to the Wheeler community so the Health Center offers a variety of educational programs to parents and students during the school year. Health topics are integrated in the curriculum in all divisions.  In addition, we are committed to teaching additional comprehensive health curriculum to student in grades 4 through 9.
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Educational Information
FAQs from Peace Love Studios Mental Health Workshop
Here's an overview of questions, links to resources and information about depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.  Contact the Health Center if you have any follow up questions.

Alateen Meeting Information
Information on a Providence-area peer support group for young people affected by someone else's drinking.

Talking About Violence With Children
School Health Services Director Peggy O'Neil shares this paper about Talking About Violence with Children for parents.  We will add more resources as we can.




Useful Links
All Rhode Island school children must be immunized in accordance with the RI Department of Health requirements. Immunization requirements, including new required immunizations can be found on the RI Department of Health website. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions about your child’s immunizations.











Lower School
The PBS Guide to Children's Social & Emotional Health
A terrific website from PBS with information about social and emotional health issues


Contact Information
Kathryn McKenna
School Nurse
(401) 528-2192
Year Appointed: 2006

Peggy O'Neil
Director of Counseling and Student Health Services
(401) 528-2122
Year Appointed: 2006

Nathan Withington
Athletic Trainer
(401) 528-2239
Year Appointed: 2002
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