The Lebovitz Health Center
The mission of Hillside’s Health Services is to provide Hillside School students with professional nursing care, counseling services, and health education, while also facilitating access to comprehensive health care within the greater community. Hillside is committed to educating the whole student and understands the value of providing children with the knowledge necessary to make informed, educated, and healthy life choices.
Hillside’s Lebovitz Health Center is a warm and welcoming 9-bed facility, including 3 isolation rooms for students experiencing communicable illnesses, that has an adjoining faculty apartment to ensure 24-hour observation and care of students whose medical needs require them to stay in the Health Center overnight. Under the direction of a full-time advanced practice nurse, the Lebovitz Health Center is also staffed by two registered nurses who are on-call 24-hours per day, as well as by two s additional school counselors. In the event of an emergency, Hillside is centrally located and accessible to several area hospitals as well as urgent care facilities. All Hillside employees are certified in CPR, AED use, and First Aid.
The Health Services faculty and staff are actively involved in teaching students to better understand and advocate for their health and wellness needs. They collaborate with teachers, administrators, dining service staff, coaches and parents and have outstanding working relationships with many local health care providers and local agencies.
On-campus counselors provide support to students who require assistance in addressing social, emotional, and/or developmental issues.
Counselors collaborate with faculty and parents to effectively provide students with social, emotional and behavioral support in the classroom, on the athletic field, at home, and in the dorm. Counselors also collaborate with outside psychiatrists, psychologist, and other mental health clinicians to coordinate treatment goals and to ensure continuity of care.
Social Skills Tutorials
Although we work with all students throughout the day to develop appropriate social skills, those students who need extra support are recommened to take a Social Skills Tutorial. Similar to the other tutorials offered thorough Hillside's signature Tutorial Program, social skills tutorials are made up of small groups of students that meet with a counselor one to four times per week. These intimate sessions assist students in the development, improvement, and maintenance of important social skills, including peer-to-peer interactions, skills for relating to adults and self-management skills.
Students and/or parents may contact Courtney Marchetti, Director of Health Services, for more information or if they are interested in pursuing counseling services for their son.
All students attending Hillside participate in the Health and Wellness Program. This program features health education instruction that covers topics such hygiene, nutrition, fitness, puberty, substance abuse, positive relationships, bullying, human sexuality, and social/emotional development. The curriculum and instruction is developmentally focused and emphasizes health promotion and the enhancement of decision-making skills. Special attention is also provided to the incorporation of health and wellness education into all aspects of students' experience at Hillside.
One such example of this is the newly enacted initiative to promote healthful eating habits within the dorms. Effective Fall of 2012, we have instituted a Food Closet Policy that serves to encourage students to make healthful snacking choices. As a complement to this policy, we provide ongoing nutritional education to students to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of healthful eating.
Wellness and Prevention Resources
Teen Health & Wellness
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sport
Director of Health Services
Courtney Marchetti, MSN, APRN-BC
Anne Ferrari-Greenberg, BSN, RN
Lea Lorusso, BSN, RN
Emily Merola, MA, MEd
Magnus Health Student Medical Record
All student health forms can be accessed by logging into your child's Magnus Health Student Medical Record at https://secure.magnushealthportal.com/. Should you experience any difficulties logging into your child’s account or should you have any questions about any of the student health forms, you are encouraged to contact the Magnus Customer Support Services at (877-461-6831) or by visiting their parent support site at http://magnushealth.com/parents/. Please also feel free to contact Hillside’s Head School Nurse, Anne Ferrari-Greenberg, at 508-303-5721 with any questions.
For more information on each of Hillside’s Health Services policies, please click on the appropriate links below: