Bayhealth Wellness Center
Meeting the Needs of Today's Adolescents
The mission of the Caesar Rodney High School Wellness Center is to provide our teenagers with a means of obtaining health services that can be coordinated with each teen’s family physician. The center is structured to meet not only the physical needs of today’s adolescent but also the health education, nutritional, mental and emotional needs. The focus of the Wellness Center is on prevention services with a goal of promoting positive physical and mental health.
The services available at the Wellness Center were developed by a Wellness Center Advisory Council comprised of parents, students, faculty, and healthcare providers. Students must have parental or legal guardian consent to use these services.
Adolescents are typically a medically underserved part of the population. They need a readily accessible source of care that is sensitive to their developmental and emotional needs. The school system is an ideal setting for the delivery of preventive health services. Access to health services on site and education regarding healthy lifestyles should increase school attendance and improve the student’s ability to concentrate in class.
Sports Physical can be done after April 1st for the next school year. 9th grade physicals can be done on the DIAA sports physical form.
CR Wellness Center Consent Packet
Services were developed and designed based on a Needs Assessment Survey completed by Caesar Rodney High School students, parents, and faculty. Services include:
Physical Health - Routine physical examinations, sports or employment physicals, treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, immunizations, prescriptions for routine medications, family physician follow-up, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and identification and referral for treatment of high- risk conditions.
Nutrition - Information on healthy eating, special diets, weight management, and sports nutrition.
Education - Programming designed to promote a healthy and safe lifestyle to include smoking prevention/cessation, individual and group health education, HIV and AIDS education, responsible decision making, health lifestyle habits, and health promotion
Mental Health - Meeting the emotional and mental health needs of today’s youth is extremely important. And adolescent who experiences mood swings, anger, changes in friends, personality changes, or depression can be concerning to a parent. The Wellness Center staff can assist these teen issues by offering the following services: drug and alcohol counseling, self-esteem enhancement, stress and anxiety prevention, suicide prevention, individual and family counseling and referral services.
Reproductive Health Care - Oral contraceptives, condoms, STD testing, Pregnancy test
Laboratory tests - Simple blood tests, throat cultures, and pregnancy testing.
Hours of Operation
The Wellness Center is located by the gym in Room E102. It is open from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm on each day school is in session.
Summer Hours of Operation - Summer Hours will be posted by the end of May. Please call to make an appointment 698-4280.
All Caesar Rodney High School students may utilize the Wellness Center. In order for a student to receive services at the Wellness Center, the Parental Consent Form and the Medical History Form must be completed, signed by a parent or legal guardian, and returned to the Center.
Referrals may be made by self-referral, parent, school nurse, administration, faculty, or guidance counselor.
Bayhealth Wellness Center at Caesar Rodney High School
239 Old North Road
Camden, DE 19934
Wellness Center Staff Biographies
Caesar Rodney High School
Left to right: B. Cooper, I. Drane, M. Phillips, G. Shuba, M. Dye, T. Lazar
Gloria Shuba, FNP-BC is the Coordinator and Family Nurse Practitioner of the Wellness Center. Gloria recently completed her certificate in Drug and Alcohol counseling and works for Delaware Quitline as a tobacco cessation counselor. She has been employed at Bayhealth Medical Center since 1991. She had been the coordinator/nurse practitioner at Woodbridge HS Wellness Center prior to coming to CR.
Michelene Phillips, Administrative Assistant has worked in healthcare since 2008. She came to Bayhealth as an Administrative Asst. with Polytech Wellness Center. Her background includes a wide variety of skills and experience in insurance, Homeland Security and acute psychiatric mental health.
Tracy Lazar, LPCMH holds a Master’s degree in Community counseling and a Master’s degree in Secondary School Counseling. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH) and a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP-D). She has experience working with adolescents and their families surrounding mental health and substance abuse issues since 2004.
Marie Dye, RD is a registered dietician certified in childhood and adolescent weight management. In addition to nutrition counseling in the Wellness Center, she also has experience with inpatient counseling, outpatient counseling and nutrition education for children and pregnant/breast-feeding mothers.
Iris Drane, MSW is a counselor who works for ContactLifeline, providing support to students who are experiencing trauma.
Bill Cooper is our volunteer at the Wellness Center. A retired math teacher/guidance counselor from Smyrna High School, he worked at CRHS in the 2009-2010 school year as a substitute guidance counselor. Also, he currently volunteers at the Kent General Hospital ER.
Dr. Marquez is the Medical Director. She practiced as a pediatrician at the Smyrna Medical Associates, and currently is employed with Bayhealth Occupational Health and the HOPE Clinic. *Not Pictured
Directions: Enter into the main office doors, passing the office make the first left and go to the very end of the hall to the Wellness Center.