Welcome to the Health Services Department home page. The mission of the Health Services Department is to support the physical, mental and social health of Darien students in order for them to participate in learning, extracurricular programs and student activities. The Health Services Department staff is comprised of a Director of Nursing Services, School Nurses and a District Medical Advisor.
The Director of Nursing Services is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the total school health program. School Nurses provide direct care and services that promote wellness, encourage positive health choices, skill students in self care, and identify, manage, minimize and/or prevent health related barriers to each child’s education. School Nurses ensure that students have the necessary physical assessments and immunizations in order to attend school. School Nurses take the lead in managing emergency health issues for both student and staff and manage matters pertaining to public health that occurs within school. Additional, School Nurses screen students for vision, hearing and posture according to state mandates.
For additional Information, please CLICK link: Health Information 2023-2024
For school based health offices, please CLICK link: Health Office Contacts 2023-2024.pdf
Emily Merritt, FNP, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Services
203-655-3981 ext. 2304 email@example.com