Health Center

Wellness is the key to well-being. The School nurses help boys manage daily medications and allergies as well as tend to tummy aches and boo-boos with care.

The Health Center is located in the Lumen Center, just inside the double doors that face the Lower School.

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., School Days

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Ask the Nurses

My son is home sick today. Can he come to school tomorrow?

The general rule of thumb is to keep your child home from school if his symptoms disrupt his ability to concentrate in class and would distract classmates. More specifically, we ask that you keep a child home until they are fever-free (less than 100.4) for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication like Tylenol or Motrin.

A recent article in the American Academy of Pediatrics Newsletter (2010) listed the following as reasons to keep a child home or take him to the doctor:

"Persistent fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees when taken by mouth)

Severe sore throat that last more than 48 hours, especially when accompanied by fever.

A significant rash; particularly when other symptoms are present

Large amounts of discolored nasal drainage

Severe ear pain

Uncontrolled cough

Diarrhea and/or vomiting

Severe headache, especially with a fever."

Parents can allow children to return to school after symptoms are gone for at least 24 hours."

If you have questions or need clarification, please call the Health Center at ext 274.


My son has head lice. What should I do?

Refer to our FAQs about head lice for all of the answers.

My son has to take medication at school. Can he keep it in his locker?

It is against the law for a student to bring medication to school. The only exception is for students in Grades 6-12 who need emergency medications like an epi-pen or inhaler. They can self-carry and self-administer these medications with physician, parent and school nurse permission.

Over-the-counter medications are available in the Health Center from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. If your son needs an over-the-counter medication that we do not stock, you can bring a supply to us and we can dispense it from here.

Prescription medications must also be dispensed through the Health Center. Your son's doctor must complete the Medication Permission Form and the medication must be in a pharmacy-labeled container.

How do I update my son's health information during the school year?

Please call the Health Center at ext. 274 and we can help you update your son's health information.


How do I access Magnus Health?

Login to the Parent Portal (at the top of any page, hover over or tap My Gilman then select Parents) and click Magnus Health on the right side of the page under Useful Links. A browser tab will open Magnus Health.


Resources for Your Family

Head Lice

Clinical Report of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Identify US (help with identifying head lice plus FAQs)

Lice Happens (group that comes to your home to help get rid of head lice)

Home Triage

AED Locations

AED Locations
Lower School Teacher Workroom, First Floor
Middle School Copier Room, First Floor
Carey Hall Outside Upper School Office by Stairs, First Floor
Lumen Center Top of Stairs by Double Doors, Second Floor
Lumen Center Health Center Exam Room 2, First Floor
Alumni Memorial Auditorium Next to the Elevator, Level M, Right of Stage
Science Building Outside Department Head's Office, First Floor
Maintenance Mail Receiving Area
Science Building Outside Department Head's Office, First Floor
Finney Athletics Center Outside Athletics Office, Center Floor
Finney Athletics Center Training Room

Ask the Nurses

Did You Know? All Gilman faculty and staff are CPR certified, and there is an AED in every building.

Documents and Forms

Health Center Staff

410.464.3131 Fax
Edie Meacham

Edie Meacham

Titles: Registered Nurse
Phone Numbers:
School: 274-327