Blue Devil Health Center is a full service health center located in Calais, Washington County, Maine. BDHC is located within the CMHS nurse’s office and is set up in a similar way to a doctor’s office. BDHC is safe and inexpensive and is easily accessible to all students. Students can seek a wide range of health services without leaving school. BDHC offers preventive health care, diagnosis and treatment of acute medical conditions, and management of chronic illness. Education, counseling, referral, and behavioral health care/counseling are also offered. Twice a year, preventive dental health screening and cleanings are offered at BDHC. BDHC is offered to every student in grades 7 to 12 with parental consent.
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
The Blue Devil Health Center is located on the campus of Calais Middle/High School in a bright new building with two exam rooms and private offices. It has been serving all enrolled students in grades 7-12 since 2004. Our health center provides comprehensive adolescent health care including medical care and counseling services. We are staffed by a physician, two nurse practitioners, a counselor, a registered nurse and a medication aide.
School health services aim to keep students in school and ready to learn. Students don’t need to miss classes and parents don’t need to miss work for students to receive care. We work with your primary care physician to coordinate care and meet your student’s individual needs. Medical services include diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, management of chronic illnesses (such as asthma), immunizations, prescriptions, physical examinations, and minor laboratory testing. Individual counseling services to address most adolescent issues are available on-site in our private offices. Nursing services include medication management and administration and health promotion activities.
The health center receives oversight from an advisory committee made up of doctors, school administrators, parents, students and community members. Funding occurs through a combination of health insurance reimbursement, school support, private payments and small grants. No student is denied services due to the inability to pay. There is no fee to enroll in the health center.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment or tour.
-Ann Skriletz, Director, Blue Devil Health Center
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