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
Lisa Williams Leslie Passwaters Iris Drane Gloria Shuba Marie Dye Bill Cooper Nancy Stanford
Gloria Shuba, FNP-BC is the Coordinator and Family Nurse Practitioner of the Wellness Center. After completing her Nurse Practitioner degree, she was employed as the Coordinator and Nurse Practitioner at the Bayhealth Wellness Center at Woodbridge High School. She has been a Bayhealth employee since 1991. Gloria completed her certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling and also works for the “Delaware Quitline” as a tobacco cessation counselor.
Lisa Williams, MSW has a Master's Degree in Social Work and is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Lisa has over 15 years of experience working with children of all ages and their families. She has provided outpatient therapy to students of various populations & cultures in many different school settings for several years. In addition, Lisa is also trained in working with clients who have been through a traumatic experience
Leslie Passwaters, PAC is the Patient Account Specialist for the Wellness Center. She is the first person the students see when they come in the center and is there to assist them. Leslie was employed at the Bayhealth Wellness Center at Woodbridge High School and comes to us with 8 years of experience in her position.
Marie Dye, RD is a registered dietician certified in childhood and adolescent weight management. In addition to nutrition counseling the Wellness Center, she also has experience with inpatient counseling, outpatient counseling and nutrition education for children and pregnant/breastfeeding mothers.
Iris Drane, MSW has her Master’s Degree in Social Work and counselor for Contact Lifeline, providing support to students who are experiencing trauma.
Bill Cooper is our Bayhealth volunteer at the Wellness Center. He is a retired math teacher/guidance counselor from Smyrna High School. Bill also worked at Caesar Rodney High School in 2009-2010 school year as a substitute guidance counselor. He currently volunteers at the Bayhealth Medical Center emergency department.
Nancy Stanford is our Bayhealth volunteer at the Wellness Center. Nancy is a retired Macy’s Divisional Coordinator for their employee volunteer program, “Partners in Time”. She has coordinated services for those in need with New York City’s “Red Cross”, the “United Way”, the “YMCA” and the “American Heart Association”. Nancy was a committee member for eleven of the famous “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”.
Bobbie Hartnett (not pictured) is our Bayhealth volunteer at the Wellness Center. She is a retired Verizon training and development manager. She also volunteers for the Polytech Wellness Center, Human Resources at Bayhealth Hospital and Day Surgery waiting room.
Vincenta Marquez, MD (not pictured) is our Medical Director for the Wellness ‘Center. She practiced as a pediatrician at the Smyrna Medical Associates, and is currently employed with the Bayhealth Occupational Health and the “Hope Clinic”.
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.
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