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
- Required Medical Records Deadlines for 2019-20
- Magnus Student Medical Record System/Support
- Health Insurance Requirements
- Vaccine Requirements: All Students
- Additional Vaccine Requirements: Boarding Students
- Services for Day Students
- Services for Boarding Students
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 20.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-461-6831.
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 is required for boarding students. 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 for boarding students. This vaccine will not be given on campus.
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.
Required for the 2019-20 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 2019. The vaccine will not be given on campus. Click here for information about the vaccine and the disease.
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.
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.