The mission of the Caesar Rodney High School Wellness Center is to provide our teenagers with a means of obtaining health services that can be coordinated with each teen’s family physician. The center is structured to meet not only the physical needs of today’s adolescent but also the health education, nutritional, mental and emotional needs. The focus of the Wellness Center is on prevention services with a goal of promoting positive physical and mental health.
The services available at the Wellness Center were developed by a Wellness Center Advisory Council comprised of parents, students, faculty, and healthcare providers. Students must have parental or legal guardian consent to use these services.
Adolescents are typically a medically under-served part of the population. They need a readily accessible source of care that is sensitive to their developmental and emotional needs. The school system is an ideal setting for the delivery of preventive health services. Access to health services on site and education regarding healthy lifestyles should increase school attendance and improve the student’s ability to concentrate in class.
Sports Physical can be done after April 1st for the next school year. 9th grade physicals can be done on the DIAA sports physical form.
Services were developed and designed based on a Needs Assessment Survey completed by Caesar Rodney High School students, parents, and faculty. Services include:Physical Health - Routine physical examinations, sports or employment physicals, treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, immunizations, prescriptions for routine medications, family physician follow-up, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and identification and referral for treatment of high- risk conditions.
Nutrition - Information on healthy eating, special diets, weight management, and sports nutrition.
Education - Programming designed to promote a healthy and safe lifestyle to include smoking prevention/cessation, individual and group health education, HIV and AIDS education, responsible decision making, health lifestyle habits, and health promotion
Mental Health - Meeting the emotional and mental health needs of today’s youth is extremely important. And adolescent who experiences mood swings, anger, changes in friends, personality changes, or depression can be concerning to a parent. The Wellness Center staff can assist these teen issues by offering the following services: drug and alcohol counseling, self-esteem enhancement, stress and anxiety prevention, suicide prevention, individual and family counseling and referral services.
Reproductive Health Care - Oral contraceptives, condoms, STD and HIV testing, Pregnancy test
Laboratory tests - Simple blood tests, throat cultures, and pregnancy testing.
Hours of Operation
The Wellness Center is located by the gym in Room E102. It is open from 7:15 am – 3:30 pm on each day school is in session.
All Caesar Rodney High School students may utilize the Wellness Center. In order for a student to receive services at the Wellness Center, the Parental Consent Form and the Medical History Form must be completed, signed by a parent or legal guardian, and returned to the Center.
Referrals may be made by self-referral, parent, school nurse, administration, faculty, or guidance counselor.
Contact InformationBayhealth Wellness Center at Caesar Rodney High School
239 Old North Road
Camden, DE 19934
Tammy Graw Barbara Ross Nancy Stafford
Therese “Tammy” Graw, PAS is working in the Wellness Center as the Patient Account Specialist. She is originally from Florida and is married with three children. Her youngest son graduated from CR in 2013. She formerly worked for a home infusion company as a Reimbursement Specialist. Before moving to Delaware she worked in a doctor’s office as a Front Office Manager/Billing Specialist.
Barbara Ross is a volunteer at the Wellness Center. She is a retired state employee. Barbara also is an organist at the St. Stephen’s Church in Harrington. She also volunteers at the Harrington Lodge and Fire Hall.
Nancy Stanford is a Bayhealth volunteer at the Wellness Center. Nancy is a retired Macy’s Divisional Coordinator for their employee volunteer program, “Partners in Time”. She has coordinated services for those in need with New York City’s “Red Cross”, the “United Way”, the “YMCA” and the “American Heart Association”. Nancy was a committee member for eleven of the famous “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”.