Health Services

Together, we can keep our children healthy, in school, and ready to learn! Last Updated: 3/23/2022 2:52 PM


The Intersection of Health and Education

School-based health care revolutionizes the way children and adolescents access health care services!

To help ensure the continued good health of our students, various health screenings occur throughout the year. General vision, hearing, and dental screenings are performed on various age groups based on Ohio Department of Health recommendations. Health Center staff will notify parents if a comprehensive examination by a health care provider is recommended. If you do not want your child/children to participate in health screenings, you must notify the school in writing stating your specific wishes. Comprehensive examinations may be obtained through private health care providers or by one of the District's many on-site health partners. 

On-Site Health Care Partners


The Cleveland Clinic Medical Clinic at Lakewood High School is open and ready to serve the needs of the Lakewood community! Visits are paid for through your child's insurance provider.  If your child does not have insurance, a Cleveland Clinic financial counselor will assist you in exploring assistance possibilities. 


What conditions are treated and which services are offered at the medical clinic?

  • Well Child Care

  • Sports Physicals

  • Pediatric Psychiatry and mental health counseling

  • Routine follow up visits for conditions such as asthma, ADHD, mental health concerns, etc.

  • Cold and flu symptoms

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Ear and throat infections

  • Minor bumps and cuts

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Adolescent sexual management

  • Skin rashes

  • Simple sprains and strains

  • Sinus infections

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Upper respiratory tract infections

  • Immunizations

  • Labs

Complete the online CCF Enrollment Application or download an enrollment form at Please contact 216-221-5379 for an appointment.  

Asthma Education | PHAPC

Does your child have asthma?  

Lakewood City Schools has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to help students who have asthma and/or breathing difficulties. The Clinic created the My Asthma School Care (MASC) to help minimize your child's asthma symptoms and support healthy breathing.  To enroll in the MASC program, please contact the Medical Clinic at LHS at 216-221-5379.  


Smile Programs…the Mobile Dentists can provide both preventative and restorative care. Preventive care consists of a complete dental examination (cleaning, x-rays, and a fluoride treatment).  Restorative care may include fillings, extractions of infected baby teeth, pulpotomy (treatment of the nerves inside of baby teeth) and/or crowns.  Dental services are paid for through your insurance provider.  Smile Programs can provide free preventative services to families who need financial assistance or subsidized fees for those who qualify.  Contact the district nurse for additional information. 

Health Services Staff Members

District Nurse:
Kathleen Corrigan, BSN, BSEd, MS, RN, LSN
Nurse Corrigan provides oversight to each school's Health Center.  Health Centers are staffed daily with trained Educational Aides.
Health Center
Lakewood High School
Educational Aide: Sheila Sabol
Fax: 529-4290
Garfield Middle School
Educational Aide: Dianne Shoemaker
Fax 529-4146
Harding Middle School
Educational Aide: Denise McGuire
Fax: 529-4708
Emerson Elementary School
Educational Aide: Susan Hirsch 
Fax: 227-5752
Grant Elementary School
Educational Aide: Bridget Jablonski
Fax: 227-5535
Harrison Elementary School
Educational Aide: Eileen Revolinsky
Fax: 227-5556
Hayes Elementary School
Educational Aide: Maureen Yantek
Fax: 227-5575
Horace Mann Elementary 
Educational Aide: Anne Egut
Fax: 227-5828
Lincoln Elementary School
Educational Aide: Erin Niebes
Fax: 227-5722
Roosevelt Elementary School
Educational Aide: Diana Kantor
Fax: 227-5739
Taft School of Innovation
Educational Aide: Melissa Diemert
Fax: 529-4104


 Health Services Calendar


Substance Abuse Information:

Ohio Substance Abuse Resources for Students

Bed Bug Information:

Cuyahoga County Bed Bug Task Force - Bed Bug Identification and Treatment Information

Bed Bug Do's and Don'ts

District Action Plan

Head Lice Information:

Head Lice; A Clinical Report - American Academy of Pediatrics

Head Lice Management in the School Setting - National Association of School Nurses

Immunization Requirements

Lakewood City Schools follows the school-aged vaccination requirements established by The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Immunization Program.  The ODH Immunization Program seeks to prevent 17 vaccine-preventable diseases (listed below) with currently available vaccines.
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis 
Haemophilus influenzae type b                
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Human papillomavirus 
Measles, mumps and rubella     
Meningococcal  (meningitis) 
Pneumococcal  (pneumonia)   
Varicella  (chicken pox)
Please click the link below to view current immunization requirements:
Objection to Immunization
Per OHIO STATUTE 3313.671, a pupil who presents a written statement of his parent or guardian in which the parent or guardian objects to the immunization for good cause, including religious
convictions, is not required to be immunized.
Per OHIO STATUTE 3313.671 Section 3313.671 part (4): A child whose physician certifies in writing that such immunization is medically contraindicated is not required to be immunized. You must have a signed statement from your physician stating the medical condition and attach it to a Statement of Objection form. 
Exemption status does not limit or impair the right of a board of education of the school district to make and enforce rules to secure immunization against poliomyelitis, rubeola, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus of the pupils under its jurisdiction.
During the course of an outbreak of any of the aforementioned vaccine preventable diseases, a student named on a Statement of Objection form is subject to exclusion from school for the duration of the outbreak as guided by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. This action is necessary not only to protect this student, but the remainder of the students and faculty of the school.
A Statement of Objection form may be obtained from the Health Center at your child's school.  

 Medication Procedures 

Lakewood Schools' medication procedure is designed to ensure the health and safety of all students. Prescribed and over-the-counter medications will only be dispensed to those students providing the required authorization forms. See Medication Authorization Forms. A medication authorization form must be completed for each medication.  Forms must be renewed each school year.  

Under no circumstances will medication be administered if the appropriate forms, signed and dated, are not submitted. Medication must to be in the original container. 

All prescription medications must be dispensed from the Health Center. Students are prohibited from carrying any prescription medication with the exception of rescue inhalers, epinephrine auto injectors, or insulin. Students must provide written authorization from a physician to carry a rescue inhaler, epinephrine auto injector or insulin.  See Medication Authorization Forms
Over the counter medications must be dispensed through the Health Center at the elementary and middle school levels. Students attending Lakewood High School may carry over the counter medication if an appropriate authorization form is on file.  See Medication Authorization Forms

 Health Care Action Plans 

It is recommended that a health care action plan be developed for students with chronic medical conditions. If your child has diabetes, a seizure disorder, asthma, or a severe, life-threatening allergy, please have your child's physician complete the appropriate health care action plan. See Health Care Action Plans.
Please contact Nurse Corrigan to discuss the need to develop an individualized health care action plan.