Health & Wellness
At Marvelwood, we are committed to educating the whole student and understand the value of providing students with the knowledge, guidance, and support necessary to make informed, educated, and healthy life choices.
Marvelwood's Health Office provides a full range of on-site health services to students. The nursing staff offers a friendly and warm environment, with full confidentiality. The Health Office is a licensed dispensary. Our medical director is Dr. Roman Alder of New Milford Pediatrics. Telehealth and in-person appointments with Dr. Alder and other specialists can be arranged through the Health Office.
Our on-staff school counselors work to respond to and support students' ongoing individual development. Counselors assist students in working through normative developmental hurdles, fostering adaptive solutions, and developing a strong sense of self. In addition, counselors work closely with parents. Counselors are available to provide brief psychotherapy and other interventions directly to students utilizing motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral strategies. There is no charge for sessions with our on-staff counselors.
Parents and students can schedule appointments with a counselor via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Health Office or Dean of Students. At the student's first visit, students can discuss their concerns and treatment options. Together, the counselor and student will coordinate on future appointments. The School also works with a local psychiatrist, Dr. John Ewing, who provides medication consultation and management on campus as needed, and with community mental health clinicians. The cost of Dr. Ewing's services is the responsibility of the student's family.
Options may include:
- Short-term counseling with one of our on-staff school counselors
- Coordinated discussions with parents
- Referral to a community provider for ongoing therapy/psychological testing
- Medications prescribed by our consulting psychiatrist, Dr. John Ewing
Health Office Hours
After hours, the Administrator on Duty (203-788-4985) should be contacted in the case of a health concern or emergency.
Annual health forms are due each school year to the Health Office prior to arrival on campus. Click links below to download, fill out electronically, and return via email, or print and mail or fax to: 860-927-2133.
Student prescription and over-the-counter medications will be supplied and pre-packaged by Kent Station Pharmacy. All students must have an account set up prior to the start of school regardless of whether or not they take regular medication.