Welcome to the Office of Health Services

Our goal is to support every student’s academic program. We work with teachers, principals, parents and outside support staff to meet students’ needs and prevent any obstacles that may get in the way of their learning. By enforcing state-mandated immunizations, screenings and safety procedures, our Office makes it easier for everyone to work collaboratively for every District student’s well-being, growth and educational success.

Protect Your Family by Storing Medicine in Your Home Safely

In an effort to decrease the number of accidental deaths and near deaths in children due to drug ingestion, the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS), in partnership with DBHIDS and the Health Department asks that parents/guardians keep opioids and all medicines locked away and out of reach of children.

Learn More about medicine safety and how you can protect your family.

Mercedes Gutierrez MD, MPH
Student Health Administrator
Angela Rice, BS, MBA
Special Project Assistant-School Health Services
Dawn Baxter
Program Manager-Eagles Charitable Foundation
Shannon Smith, RN, BSN, CSN, Assistant Director Nursing Services
School Health Services
Leah Fesi RN, MSN, CRNP
School Health Coordinator