McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School. 
McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body.

Student Health Services

The McCallie Student Health Center and Infirmary serves the entire McCallie campus community including boarding and day students, faculty and staff, and on-campus families. Under the supervision of McCallie school physician, Jack McCallie, MD, '75, our nurses provide care for daily illnesses and injuries, assist students in the management of chronic health conditions, prepare for health emergencies, oversee the collection, review and storing of student health information, act as a liaison to community health resources, and promote health and wellness.  

We strive for every boy to be growing and healthy in a holistic sense — socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. We want our boys to lead lives of balance and integration, with opportunities with rest, reflection and relaxation. Through our advisor and residential programs, as well as our Counseling Department, we teach habits, life skills and disciplines of wellness. 

The ten-bed Infirmary is available to boarding students who need to receive nursing care and convalesce away from the dormitory. The Health Center is located on the upper campus, across from Founders Dorm, near the Campus Bookstore.  We welcome you to drop in and visit sometime.

HOURS:   Weekdays 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.  |  Weekends 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Phone: 423-493-5640   |   Fax: 423-493-5428

Health Center Information

Required Medical Records Deadlines for 2018-19

  • Parents are required to complete their son’s medical information in the Magnus Student Medical Record system by July 16.

  • Student athletes must have physicals and forms completed by July 16 in order to participate in any organized team activities for the summer.

  • All students must have physicals and forms completed in order to attend classes which begin on August 21.

Magnus Student Medical Record System/Support

  • Magnus Health is a leading provider of web based student medical records (SMR) whose primary focus is “streamlining the collection and secure storage of student health information.”  Manus is in compliance with HIPPA, FERPA, and state regulations. To read more about Magnus Health go to magnushealth.com.
  • To access the Magnus website, go to MOSIS and click on the link for "McCallie Magnus Health Portal." 
  • If you are having issues logging into the Magnus website, please email the McCallie Help Desk.
  • If you are having technical issues navigating the Magnus website, entering data online, or downloading the hardcopy cover sheets and forms, please contact Magnus Customer Support at service@magnushealthportal.com or 877-461-6831.

Health Insurance Requirements

Day Students-  Parents must denote one of the following options:

  • Coverage under a family plan for which an insurance card copy must be uploaded to Magnus.

OR

  • Submission of a Hold Harmless Agreement in which parents assume financial responsibility for any medical fees that could be incurred.  Parents choosing this option can print the Hold Harmless Agreement found in Magnus and upload it to Magnus in place of an insurance card copy.

OR

  • Purchase of the supplemental UnitedHealthCare Student Resource Injury & Sickness Plan.

 

Domestic Boarding Students-  Parents must denote one of the following options:
 

  • Provide proof of coverage under a family plan for which an insurance card copy must be uploaded to Magnus.

OR

  • Purchase of the supplemental UnitedHealthCare Student Resource Injury & Sickness Plan.

 

International Boarding Students-  Parents must choose one of the following options:

  • Purchase of the UnitedHealthcare Student Resource Injury and Sickness Plan, 10-month or 12-month option.  Information and sign up can be found in your Magnus account.

OR

  • Coverage under a United States plan for which an insurance card copy must be uploaded to Magnus.  This option requires discussion with/approval by the Director of Student Health Services.

Vaccine Requirements: All Students

  • McCallie School follows the State of Tennessee vaccine requirements for school attendance, including Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella.

  • All parents must present proof of their son’s vaccination status by uploading his immunization record into Magnus.

  • The seasonal flu vaccine will be available on campus in the fall. This vaccine is strongly recommended for day students and will be required for boarding students beginning with the 2017-18 school year. A signed permission form is necessary in order for your son to receive a flu vaccine; the permission form can be found in your Magnus account. This vaccine may be charged to your son's Student Account.

  • The meningococcal vaccine is strongly recommended for day students and will be required from boarding students beginning with the 2018-19 school year. This vaccine will not be given on campus.

Additional Vaccine Requirements: Boarding Students

  • Domestic boarding students must submit a vaccine record to Magnus from their home state prior to arriving on campus (unless an approved record is already stored in Magnus.)

  • International boarding students must submit an English translation of their vaccinations to Magnus prior to arriving on campus (unless an approved record is already stored in Magnus.)

Because students living in close quarters are at high risk for spreading the influenza virus, the seasonal flu vaccine will be given to all boarding students unless a parent requests otherwise.  We will administer this vaccine by dorms in the fall. Please sign the permission form found in Magnus. Please notify the director of Student Health Services if you do you not want your son vaccinated at school. Your son's student account may be charged for this vaccine. 
 

New Requirement for the 2018-19 school year:

The Meningococcal vaccine will be requested of all boarding students. It will be the responsibility of the parent to have their son vaccinated prior to arriving at school in August of 2018.  The vaccine will not be given on campus. Click here for information about the vaccine and the disease.

Services for Day Students

Health Center nurses are here to assist day students who experience illness or injury during the school day. A supply of over the counter medications are available if needed to ease the symptoms of seasonal allergies, coughs and colds, GI upset, headache, etc. If there are any over-the-counter medicines that should not be dispensed to your son, please note those restrictions in Magnus. Nurses are also available to dispense prescription medication  to day students. A Physician Prescription Medication form is available and should be uploaded in Magnus.

Services for Boarding Students

  • Off-Campus Appointments: For boarding students needing off-campus appointments such as orthodontics, dermatology, or orthopedics, the Health Center staff is available to schedule these appointments and arrange transportation. Students should always sign in and out of the Health Center for off campus appointments, especially if they are driving themselves.

  • Acute Care: Dr. Jack McCallie, MD, '75., a local internal medicine physician, serves as our school physician.  Dr. McCallie sets aside appointment times during the school day to see boarding students who are acutely ill and in need of a physician. His office is located near the McCallie campus, and transportation is provided to and from the appointment.  

  • Pharmacy Support:  The Health Center enjoys a close working relationship with Access Family Pharmacy, a local neighborhood pharmacy. Access fills prescriptions written during a student’s visit with local practitioners and can also fill/refill maintenance prescriptions written by your son’s home physician. Prescriptions filled at Access are delivered to the Health Center.

  • Allergy shots: The Health Center is available to support your boarding student’s allergen immunotherapy. We can begin administering allergy shots once we receive your son's allergy serum and orders from the home allergist. Two nurses must be present in order for a student to receive an allergy shot at any particular time. In addition, the student must plan to stay for 30 minutes of monitoring after receiving the injections.

  • Emergency Care: The Erlanger Health System is a multi-hospital system with five hospitals based in Chattanooga, including The Children’s Hospital and Erlanger North Hospital. The Children’s Hospital (located downtown on the main Erlanger campus) provides immediate, 24-hour-a-day care for critically ill or injured children. Erlanger North (located in nearby Red Bank) is used for non-trauma emergencies and after hours urgent issues.

Meet the Staff

Rosenda Afman

Rosenda Afman

Titles: Nurse
Degrees: Diploma, Dalton State College
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Wendy Bailey

Wendy Bailey

Titles: Nurse
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Keely Barron

Keely Barron

Titles: Nurse
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Debra Delashmitt

Debra Delashmitt

Titles: Nurse
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Ted Headlee

Ted Headlee

Titles: Health Services Office Manager
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Lisa Hobbs

Lisa Hobbs

Titles: Nurse
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Jana Humble

Jana Humble

Titles: Nurse
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Kristen Smith

Kristen Smith

Titles: Director of Student Health
Degrees: B.S., University of Alabama
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