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Health Services

The Health Center staff is dedicated to the belief that students must maintain a healthy and balanced life in order to reap the benefits of a Linsly School education. The mission of the Health Center is to promote and maintain the good health of students by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning. It is our goal to help students better understand the world they live in so that they make well informed decisions regarding their health, wellness and academic endeavors.

The health center is staffed by a full-time registered nurse, Mrs. Katie Campsey, and a clinical mental health counselor, Ms. Kylie Harris. Hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. The health office is located in the white building directly behind Banes Hall, off of Knox Lane. Health staff is on-call for boarding student concerns anytime the health center is closed and can be reached through the Administrator on Duty.  

Mental health services that are provided by Miss Harris include a broad spectrum of assessment, prevention, intervention, and referral services. Within these services, the counselor works one-on-one or in a group setting to help promote academic success for every student. Students struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or any other issues are encouraged to reach out to the counselor for guidance.

Medical services provided by Mrs. Campsey include assessment and direct medical care for illness or injury, administration of daily and “as needed” medication per the student’s physician orders, health care education, and student compliance for all West Virginia State mandated immunization requirements.  

Linsly also has two athletic trainers, Mr. Tom Giovengo, MS, ATC, PTA and Miss Chelsea Kelly, MS, ATC, who are available to our athletes after school and are present at campus sporting events. They provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, concussion protocol, rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. They are here to ensure the proper steps are taken for our athletes to safely return to play.

Health Policies and Procedures

Annual Required Health Documentation:  All students are required to submit a current physician conducted physical, comply with all West Virginia State immunization requirements, and provide the school with emergency contact information prior to the start of school or preseason sports.

The Emergency Consent Form is completed online through the parent/guardian’s Linsly My Backpack account.  Emergency consent forms must be completed prior to the start of school or fall sports practice.  Instructions are as follows:
  • Parents (not students) must log on to My Backpack and click My Forms under the My Forms/Document category
  • Select the Mandatory Emergency Consent Form, fill in ALL required emergency contact information including insurance policy numbers and hit the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page

Health forms can be downloaded directly from this website by clicking the desired form name below.  The Physical Examination, Immunization and Medication Form can also be downloaded from your My backpack account. The required annual health forms are as follows:

New Students:
Returning Students:
Optional Forms:

Immunization Requirements:  Below is a description of immunization requirements as outlined by West Virginia State Code 64CSR95. Regardless of residency, students must comply with these state laws if they attend any school in the state of West Virginia.  Failure to comply with these requirements may result in students not being permitted to attend school.

All requirements must be fulfilled prior to arrival on campus.
Vaccine Requirement
Dtap/DTP/Td/Tdap 4 doses required. One dose must be after the 4th birthday.
Tdap booster Proof of additional booster required for 7th grade
Polio (IPV) 3 doses required. 4 doses if series is a combination of IPV and OPV. One dose must be after the 4th birthday.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) 2 doses required.  One dose must be after the 1st birthday.
Varicella 2 doses required.  One dose must be after the 1st birthday.
Hepitatis B 3 doses required.  Last dose must be after the age of 6 months.
Meningococcal/meningitis (MCV4) 1 dose required for entry into 7th grade.  For 12th grade, 1 dose required if received after 16th birthday.  2 doses required if first dose was before 16th birthday.

Health Insurance Requirements for Linsly Boarding Students

Out of concern for the health and welfare of all our boarding students, The Linsly School requires that every student be covered by a comprehensive injury and medical insurance plan for the entire school year. Insurance plans must cover your child in the State of West Virginia and provide a United States address and phone number for claims and customer service. Travel insurance is NOT accepted as medical insurance, due to inadequate medical coverage.


New for the 2018-2019 school year: As part of enrollment to Linsly, all international students are required to purchase and will automatically be enrolled in ISM International Student Accident and Illness Insurance. ISM insurance is underwritten by ACE American Insurance which is an admitted carrier rated A+ through AM Best. This plan was chosen after careful consideration to provide the most cost-effective, comprehensive international student accident, illness and wellness coverage for the Wheeling, WV area. Additional plan information, including all benefits and associated student co-payments, can be accessed through the following link:


New and returning international students will automatically be enrolled by Linsly for the ISM Silver Plan for the entire duration of the school year (including those students who arrive for pre-season sports practices). The 2018-2019 group rate for an international Linsly student is $1,370 for the 10-month school term. This group rate reflects a discount versus the price of same policy when purchased individually.

***IMPORTANT! Please do not renew previous/existing insurance plans or purchase other plans for the 2018-2019 school year! There will be no exceptions for outside insurance carriers for international students.***


As a parent or guardian, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to confirm that your insurance plan will cover your child in the State of West Virginia. Some insurance companies provide away-from-home coverage, while others may provide out-of-network coverage, but at a higher cost. Talk with your insurance company about what medical benefits will be curtailed, and what deductibles and co-payments will be required, if any, when your child receives care away from home.

It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to obtain referrals for your child if and when they are needed, and to follow through in a timely manner with all insurance paperwork as it arises, including the submission of claims.

If your health insurance changes at any time during the school year, it is the parent or guardian's responsibility to send updated insurance information for your child to the school nurse, Mrs. Katie Campsey, RN at kcampsey@linsly.org.


The Health Center is required to provide a copy of the front and back of all pertinent insurance cards, as well as the Linsly Mandatory Emergency Consent Form (completed through your My Backpack account each year), to a medical provider prior to a student's appointment with that provider. It is very important that DOMESTIC boarding students provide us with an ENLARGED copy of both the FRONT and BACK of all insurance cards (health, prescription, and dental) and parents/guardians provide all requested information on the Emergency Consent Form. The Health Center will also accept the actual insurance card(s), if you would prefer to obtain an extra card from your insurance company.

Student Health Services

Correspondence for the School Nurse can be directed to:
Katie Campsey, School Nurse
The Linsly School
60 Knox Lane
Wheeling, WV, 26003

Phone:  304-234-4612 X500
Fax:  304-232-1975
Email: kcampsey@linsly.org
Additionally, the School Counselor may be contacted at:
Kylie Harris, School Counselor
304-234-4612 ext 440
Email: kharris@linsly.org

Medication Administration

The complete Linsly Medication Administration Policy can be downloaded or viewed online.

Group-Rx Pharmacy Services:  The Linsly School has partnered with GroupRx pharmacy management program to improve medication management with regard to safety, efficiency and overall adherence to best practices.   

GroupRx services are offered at no cost to the student and include:  management of physician prescriptions, medication refills, insurance billing, unit dose packaging and on-time delivery of medication to school.   The cost of any medication not covered by the student's insurance, as well as any co-pays or deductibles, are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.  

  • All boarding students who require daily prescription medications or “as needed” medications in addition to those stocked in the health office (basic analgesics, decongestants, first aid ointments) are asked to register on-line with GroupRx 30 days prior to the start of school.    
  • On-line registration can be completed at www.grouprx.net  
  • Physician prescriptions, insurance information, and a form of payment for co-pays or deductibles are required to complete the registration process.  
  • Prescriptions written by a physician outside the United States will require coordination with our school physician for a United States based prescription.  Please contact the school nurse, Katie Campsey, at kcampsey@linsly.org to schedule a consultation.   
  • Parents of boarding students who feel that their student may require daily or as needed medication at some point in time during the school year (seasonal allergies, etc.) are encouraged to register with GroupRx at the beginning of the school year.  Pre-registration will aid in timely delivery of unit dose medication.   
Day students are not required to use the GroupRx program, but may utilize these services if desired. 

Questions or Concerns:  For any questions or concerns regarding Linsly’s student health services, policies or requirements, please contact the school nurse, Katie Campsey, at kcampsey@linsly.org or call 304-234-4612 X500.

The Linsly School

60 Knox Lane, Wheeling WV, 26003
Phone: (304) 233-3260