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. The Lebovitz Health Center is staffed by two registered nurses who are available for phone triage 24 hours per day, as well as by two 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 faculty 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, psychologists, 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 recommended 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 Susan Gustafson, School Counselor, for more information or if they are interested in pursuing counseling services for their son.
Wellness and Prevention Resources
- Healthy Children
- Teen Health & Wellness
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Kids Health
- Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sport
Susan Gustofson, MSW, LICSW
Betsy Abdou, RN
SNAP Health Portal
All student health forms can be accessed by logging into your child's SNAP Health Portal at www.studentehr.com (current parents received an email with login information in August). Should you experience any difficulties logging into your child’s account or should you have any questions about any of the student health forms, please contact Hillside’s Health Center by email or calling 508-303-5721.
For more information on each of Hillside’s Health Services policies, please click on the appropriate links below: