Thomas A Edison Junior- Senior High School
Services Available at this Location:
NorthShore Health Centers has opened a School Based Health Center at Thomas A. Edison Jr./Sr. High School. NorthShore’s school-based health center provides comprehensive preventive and primary healthcare services to students for Lake Station Schools during the school day.
NorthShore/Edison High School Health Center will provide services to students throughout the Lake Station School District. Students who are ill during the school day, need immunizations, sports physicals, or have other health concerns, can be treated during the school day. Shelly Surber, FNP, a Family Nurse Practitioner is available to provide medical care, minor lab testing and medications as required to treat the Lake Station students who may need these services. In addition, teachers or other school staff who need to be seen during work hours will have access to health care. This service does not replace the school nurse, but allows the Nurse Practitioner, School Nurse, coaches, counselors, classroom teachers, and school principals and their staff to ensure the best possible services are provided to each and every student at Lake Station Schools.
Written consents signed by parents are required for students before services can be provided by NorthShore/Edison High School Health Center. Some of the services include rapid strep testing, treatment for pink eye, head lice, acne treatment, sports physicals, assessing and treating injuries and illnesses.
The employees of Lake Station and their families are also able to utilize NorthShore’s School Based Health Center during Edison’s school hours. If a patient needs a prescription, the Nurse Practitioner can electronically prescribe the medication to NorthShore Pharmacy for quick pharmacy service.
The Health Center will also provide services to River Forest School Children if they are brought to the health center by a parent.