The Lincoln Academy Health Center Staff. From Left: Robyn Henny, Tori Wright LCSW, Lisa Katz LCSW, Heather Norris LCSW, Eric Duffy RN, and Janet Yost, NP
The Lincoln Academy School-Based Health Center is a full-service health center located within the school, set up much the same as a doctor’s office. A safe, inexpensive, and easily accessible place for students to seek a full range of health services without leaving school. We offer preventive health care, diagnosis and treatment of acute medical conditions, and management of chronic illness, as well as education, counseling, and referral as needed to community providers.
Lincoln Academy partners with Lincoln Health and Maine Behavioral Health, which provide services including professional staff, medical equipment, and other in-kind support.
Parental permission is required for students to receive expanded services beyond what is provided by the school nurse. Over 80% of our students utilize this service, which is dedicated to providing our students with primary care services in the most accessible way possible. We also provide all primary care services for our residential students.
The clinic is coordinated by Eric Duffy, RN, who assesses students and utilizes standing orders to provide a range of treatments. Nurse Duffy also helps determine which students should be referred to Janet Yost, a Nurse Practitioner who is on site a few days each week. The Nurse Practioner regularly interacts with students’ primary care providers to ensure continuity in their care.
Both the RN and NP work under the supervision of a pediatrician from Lincoln Medical Partners. This physician provides guidance and consultation whenever necessary, reviews and updates standing orders, and helps facilitate the care of the most complicated cases.