Student Life
Student Health Services

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, and make better decisions that will help them strive academically

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 Mrs. Mia Angalich, 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 now 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
  • On the Emergency Consent Form, fill in ALL required emergency contact information including insurance policy numbers” and submit the form
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 by going to My Documents and then selecting the blue link for the physical exam form.The required annual health forms are:
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.

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.or
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Additionally, the School Counselor may be contacted at:
Kylie Harris, School Counselor
304-234-4612 ext 440
Email: kharris@linsly.org

Recent Changes to TB Testing Requirements:  Effective May 25, 2015
The requirement to do compulsory TB testing of out of state transfer students and new personnel has been removed. This is no longer a requirement effective May 25, 2015. 

However, per §16-3D-3-C, selective testing of students and school personnel for TB may be required “when there is a reason to believe that they may have been exposed to the tuberculosis organism or they have signs and symptoms of TB disease.”

"School nurses shall identify and refer any students or school personnel to the Local Health Department in instances where they have reason to suspect that the individual has been exposed to tuberculosis or has symptoms indicative of the disease."

If TB testing has been completed, it can be noted on the physical exam.

Student Supplied Health Insurance:  All boarding students must annually supply proof of United States based health insurance.  Although not specifically endorsed by Linsly, Independent School Management (ISM) is one such company that offers international student health insurance.  You can find more information at the ISM website.

Student health insurance information shall be submitted through the annual online registration process with emergency consent and contact information.  Boarding students are asked to also upload a digital copy of BOTH sides of their insurance cards. 

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

NEW for the 2016-2017 school year!  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 (July 23, 2016).    
  • 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
admit@linsly.org