McKean School-Based Health Center
301 McKennan’s Church Road, Room WC-1, Wilmington, DE 19808
Office Phone 302-636-5330 - Google Voice (text or call) 302-543-2361 - McKean ext. 504
Dear Parents and Students:
We the staff of McKean School-Based Health Center would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and familiarize you with our services.
The McKean School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is a partnership between Christiana Care Health Services, Red Clay School District, and the Delaware Division of Public Health. This letter is an invitation to sign up your child, grades 9-12 in the SBHC.
Health care in the SBHC is provided by a multi-disciplinary team. A Nurse Practitioner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health, and a Registered Dietitian provide care at your child's school.
To sign up your child in the SBHC:
Up-to-date insurance information is needed if your child is insured. No co-pay, co-insurance or deductible will be charged to you and no one will be turned away based on ability to pay.
For your child to use the School-Based Health Center, you will need to complete and return the Registration packet. You can complete the Online Wellness Center Registration form, which is located under Forms & Links. You or your student may also pick one up in the School-Based Health Center, the Nurse’s office, the Main Office, or the Guidance Office. We cannot provide services to your child unless your signature is on the form.
Please know that your child's pediatrician or family doctor is still your child's main doctor. SBHC does not take the place of your child's pediatrician or family doctor, and SBHC doctors and nurses will work with your child's main doctor to care for your child. The SBHC offers services that may round out the care provided by your main doctor. When appropriate, and with your permission, we will try to share medical information with your child's doctor to prevent any duplication of health care services, and to take the best care of your child. If your child does not have a doctor, we can help you find one.
The SBHC staff thanks you for your time. Together with you and your child's main doctor, we will work towards keeping your child healthy and in school. Please encourage your child's pediatrician or family doctor to call the SBHC with questions.
If you have questions or need more information, please call the McKean School-Based Health Center at (302) 636-5330.
- Physicals for school, sports, or well child
- Immunizations including Flu shot, Tetanus booster, Meningitis shot and Gardasil
- Medical visits for minor acute illnesses such as upper respiratory infections
- Follow-up asthma visits
- In-office diagnostic screens such as for strep throat and skin infections
- Medical evaluation of minor injuries
- Reproductive Health services including screens and treatment for STIs
- Birth Control including pills, Depo shot, and Nexplanon insertion (requires parent permission if under 18 years of age)
- Most medications that are prescribed by the healthcare provider can be dispensed from our office (no cost to student)
- Mental Health Services including individual counseling sessions and group sessions
- Nutrition Counseling sessions
Many of these services, including mental health counseling sessions, are available via telehealth from your home by using your chrome book. Contact us at 302-636-5330 for more details.
General Info. & Updates
McKean Wellness Center is Open to Students for Appointments!Starting today at 12:00 pm, the McKean SBHC/Wellness Center will be CLOSED for the summer.You can contact us when we reopen on Tuesday, July 26th.
Following are the days the SBHC/Wellness Center will be opened:
Tuesday – 07/26/22 – 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - 07/27/22 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday – 07/28/22 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday - 08/02/22 – 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - 08/03/22 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday – 08/04/22 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday - 08/09/22 – 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - 08/10/22 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday – 08/11/22 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Starting, August 15, 2022, we will reopen full time Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Call 302-636-5330 to schedule an appointment or text 302-543-2361 or use McKean extension 409. You can also schedule appointments by communicating with us in Schoology. You can send the message to: Olila McElroy or Joyce Persing.
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If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
If you have a mental health emergency, please call Child Priority Response 24 hr Crisis Line 800-969-4357.
For medical concerns contact your primary care provider or visit a Medical Aid Unit.
If you have a question for your McKean School-Based Heath Center provider, please send a text message to 302-543-2361. You will receive a reply when texting this line during normal business hours 8am-4pm Monday through Friday within 24 hrs.
McKean School-Based Health Center Staff
Joyce Persing, LCSW - Social Worker/Program Manager
Joyce.C.Persing@ChristianaCare.org or Joyce.Persing@RedClay.k12.de.usKay McLean-Grant - Nurse Practitioner
GMclean-Grant@ChristianaCare.org or Glenda.Mclean-Grant@RedClay.k12.de.us
Michelle Galloway - Part-Time Nurse Practitioner
Stephanie Sklodowski, LCSW - Part-Time Social Worker
McKenzie Weitz, RD - Nutritionist
Olila McElroy - Staff Assistant/Administrative Assistant
OMcelroy@ChristianaCare.org or Olila.Mcelroy@RedClay.k12.de.us
TBD - Community Health Worker