Student Health Services
Lake Forest Academy believes that all aspects of student wellness – physical, social, mental, emotional, environment, and spiritual – are integral to growth and development. LFA’s Student Health Services and Student Seminar Program provide students with a variety of services to support them in achieving a healthy balance.
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 7 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM – 1 PM
After hours, emergencies or sudden illnesses are reported to the dorm parent on duty or the on-call person.The Student Health Services Office is staffed by licensed registered nurses who rely on good communication with faculty, parents, and students about health concerns and needs. Parents are encouraged to contact Student Health Services or one of the school counselors directly with their concerns.
Services include treatment and/or referral for acute and emergency illness or injury, first aid, and preventive health maintenance programs. The SHS staff also act as parent-student-school liaisons with health care providers and services in the local area.
Sarah Collins, LCPC, and Jennifer Madeley, LCSW, are available to provide clinical assessment and short-term therapy on a drop-in, crisis-response, and referral basis.
Statement of Confidentiality
- All personal contact with the school Counseling Office is confidential unless the counselor determines that there is a risk which specifically endangers the student, another person or the community at large.
- In the case of a personal crisis, parents are notified immediately. Emergency consultation or hospitalization of a student is authorized by the parental medical release form. Students are routinely encouraged to identify and use all of the adult supports available to them, especially their parents, but parents will not be notified of a referral or routine counseling unless there is a serious concern about a student’s immediate or ongoing well-being. With a student’s knowledge and approval, situations involving physical well-being will be handled in conjunction with LFA’s Student Health Services Office. If you are concerned about your child, you may contact the Counseling Office to request a referral or to find out if adequate support has been established.
- Cases of suspected physical, psychological or sexual abuse must, by law, be reported to the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).