Health Center

The Lincoln Academy Health Center is a “walk-in clinic for teens” with the convenience of being on campus. We offer a supportive environment for both physical and mental health needs. The Director, Nurse Kerri Ferrante, RN/BSN collaborates with Rachel Bennet, LCSW (207)563-3596 x1315 and Lisa Katz, LCSW (207)563-3596 x1310. 

The Health Center is staffed each school day from 7:30am-3pm. Please contact Amy Appell, Health Center Coordinator, at (207)563-3596 x1119 with any questions.

Services Provided:

  • First Aid, Health Assessment and Referral Procedures
  • Vision and Hearing Screenings
  • Administering & Monitoring Student Medications
  • Assist in the Evaluation of Students for Special Services
  • Communicate with Teachers and Staff to Ensure the Safety and Well-being of Students
  • Provide Teen Wellness Lessons
  • Strengthen the Educational Process by Improving and Protecting Teen Health

Lincoln Health has created and collaborated with the LA Health Center to provide primary comprehensive care to students, offering the convenience of in-school expanded services.

The combined team of the LA Health Center and LincolnHealth School-Based Health Center:

Back row from left: Jennifer Burns, Amanda Carew CCMA, Jan Yost CNP, Rachel Bennett MSW. Front Row from left: Kerri Ferrante RN BSN, Heather Norris MSW, Lisa Katz MSW

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Health Center Staff:

Kerri Ferrante, RN BSN : Health Center Director
Kerri Ferrante, RN BSN 207-563-3596 ext. 1119

Kerri Ferrante, RN, BSN joined the LA Health Center in the fall of 2021 after 18 years as a nurse at Lincoln Health. She grew up in Massachusetts and earned her Bachelor's degree in Science in Nursing from Northeastern University. She moved to Maine in 2003 and worked at Lincoln Health in various roles including the Medical/Surgical Unit, Intensive Care Unit, and Inpatient Clinical Nurse Supervisor. She served a three year stint as school nurse at Great Salt Bay School from 2017-2020, a position that is also under the umbrella of Lincoln Health. After GSB she returned to the Miles campus of Lincoln Health and spent a year working in the Day Surgery unit before accepting the position at Lincoln Academy in September.

Academic Affiliations:

BSN, Northeastern Unversity

Amy Appell : Health Center Coordinator
Amy Appell 207-563-3596 ext. 1119

Amy Appell joined LA Health Center after teaching meditation & mindfulness at Bay Path University. Her background in education and psychology includes teaching, support group facilitation, as well as wellness curriculum development. She is also an LA mom of a ‘23 graduate and current student.

“Miss Amy”, as students call her, adores the bloom of flowers and metamorphosis of butterflies and how life parallels both. Essentially, she is in awe of human nature and the natural world, and is known for her heart shaped rocks.

Lisa Katz : Clinical Social Worker
Lisa Katz (207) 563-3596 ext. 1310

Lisa has had the privilege to work with many children, families and individuals over the past 30 years of her professional life.  She is committed to contributing what she can to make the world a little brighter and better for others.  When not working, Lisa likes to get outside with her family and dog for hikes, bike rides, and boating.  Other interests include spending time with friends, cooking and eating really good food, reading, scrabble, travel, and going to the gym.

Academic Affiliations

BA, Psychology and English Lit., University of Rochester
MSW, Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work

Megan Day : Wellness Faculty, Athletic Trainer & Wellness Instructor
Megan Day
Upon college graduation Megan became Lincoln Academy’s first athletic trainer. As athletic trainer, Megan works with the athletes to prevent, assess, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries. In her second year at LA, Megan joined the Wellness Department to teach fitness and weight training. Megan enjoys spending time outdoors and is always in search of her next adventure to supersede hiking Mt. Katahdin here in Maine, witnessing glaciers falling in Alaska, and snorkeling with sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Athletic Training, University of New England

Heather Norris : Lincoln Health Clinical Social Worker
Heather Norris 207-563-3596 ext 1119
Heather is a Maine native who now works as an integrated behavioral health specialist for Maine Behavioral Health Care. She sees students in the Boothbay High School, Morse High School, and Lincoln Academy health centers, and also works in the Lincoln Medical Partners primary care office in Damariscotta. Heather spends her free time with family and friends, and enjoys hiking, boating, reading, and watching movies with her children.
BSW:  Wheelock College
MSW: Salem State

Janet Yost : Lincoln Health Nurse Practitioner
Janet Yost (207) 563-3596
Janet Yost is a Lincoln Academy alum who has spent past 30 years working in pediatrics; 15 years as Registered Nurse, and 15 years as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She recently returned to Lincoln County, got married, and began working with Lincoln Medical Patners Pediatrics and the Lincoln Academy School-Based Health Center. In her spare time: Jan enjoys gardening and recreational lobstering with husband Brad, but her favorite activity by far is being "Nannie" to her grandson Owen.
BSN - University of New England
CPNP - Simmons College

Amanda Carew CCMA : LincolnHealth Medical Assistant
Amanda Carew CCMA 2075633596 ext 1119

Learn more about the role of Lincoln Health in our School-Based Health Center

Health Forms:

To ensure continuity of care, students with allergies, asthma or medication needs should provide the LA Health Center with the following forms:

Allergy Action Plan Form
Asthma Action Plan Form
Medication Permission Form

In Crisis?

Talk to an adult. If that feels uncomfortable or unsafe, check the resources at the link below.

Crisis Resources