Health Center

Welcome to the Lakewood City Schools' Health Center. We believe strongly that the health & wellness of each student is vital to the education process. Please feel free to contact the nurse assigned to your child's school to discuss any health questions or concerns.


PLEASE READ: Note regarding vaccinations & measles outbreak


Elementary Schools

Peggy Brown, RN, BSN, MEd, School Nurse

Middle Schools and High School
Kathleen Corrigan, RN, BSN, BSEd, MS , LSN

Our nurses provide oversight to each school's Health Center.  The Health Centers are staffed daily with trained Educational Aides.  


Health Center
Lakewood High School
Educational Aide:  Anne Egut
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: Jennifer Dillman (AM)
Educational Aide: Susan Hirsch (PM)
Fax: 227-5752
Grant Elementary School
Educational Aide: Melissa Diemert
Fax: 227-5535
Harrison Elementary School
Educational Aide: Amy Kelly
Fax: 227-5556
Hayes Elementary School
Educational Aide: Diana Kantor
Fax: 227-5575
Horace Mann Elementary 
Educational Aide: Sheila Sabol
Fax: 227-5828
Lincoln Elementary School
Educational Aide:  Erin Wereb


Fax: 227-5722

Roosevelt Elementary School
Educational Aide: Donna Gembus
Fax: 227-5739



Bed Bug Information:

District procedures for bed bugs 

Bed bug fact sheet

Cuyahoga County Board of Health bed bug info


Head Lice Information:

Home Care Instructions

District Procedures


Influenza Information:

 Flu season is upon us and here are a few healthy tips to follow:

Avoid close contact with people who are ill.  The flu spreads from person to person. 

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Respiratory droplets contain the flu virus.

 Stay home from school when you are ill. Children can infect others beginning one day before getting symptoms and up to seven days after getting sick.

 Wash your hands often. Use warm, soapy water and dry with clean towels.

 Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Germs spread when you touch something that has germs on it and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

 Drink plenty of water.  A well-hydrated body has a better chance of fighting infections.

 Keep your immune system strong.  Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, and be sure to get regular exercise and plenty of sleep.

 Further information may be accessed through the following websites:


 Medication Procedure:

Lakewood Schools' medication procedure is designed to ensure the health and safety of all students. Prescription and over-the-counter medications are handled in the same manner.

Prescribed and over-the-counter medications will only be dispensed to those students providing the required authorization forms. These forms must be completed and signed by a physician, as well as the parent/guardian. 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 by a physician and the parent/guardian, are not submitted. Any medication that is administered must be prescribed by a physician. Medication must to be brought to the school Health Center in the original container by an adult.

All medications will be dispensed from the Health Center; students are prohibited from carrying any prescription or over-the-counter medication. Students must provide written authorization from a physician to carry a rescue inhaler or Epi-pen.  See Authorization to Possess Epi-Pen or Authorization to Possess Inhaler  under Medication Authorization Forms.

Health Care Action Plans:

It is recommened that a health care action plan be developed for students with chronic medical conditions. If your child has diabetes, a seizure disorder, 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 the nurse assigned to your child's school to discuss the need to develop an individualized health care action plan.

Handwashing Video:

Play this video for your students to remind them that good hygiene is the best prevention for illness.