School Health Office
Deborah Wolfe, M.D. is the U of D Jesuit School Health Professional. The health clinic is found in the Student Affairs Office. Dr. Wolfe is at the school every day that school is in session. She has been on staff since the Fall of 2015, after being in private clinical practice for more than 20 years. Both of her sons (Max ’13 and Jack ’16) graduated U of D Jesuit as “Six-Year Men."
Dr. Wolfe is available to provide health care intervention, initial care to an ill student, emergency treatment for injuries, and the administration of medication that may be required during the school day. While she is a licensed physician, her duties will not involve the prescribing of medication or substituting for a student’s personal physician. Dr. Wolfe is a liaison for students as it pertains to medical matters that may impact a their performance while at U of D Jesuit.
2021-22 School Year
Below are the requirements for all students.
- All students are required to submit a completed health appraisal form dated no earlier than April 15, 2021.
- Immunization records or the state mandated non‐medical waiver form ARE REQUIRED the first year of enrollment or upon transferring to U of D Jesuit.
- Students requiring the use of prescription medication during school hours whether deemed self‐carry (i.e. inhaler, insulin, Epi‐Pen) or those administered by Dr. Wolfe (i.e. Ritalin) must submit a completed “Release for Dispensing of Prescription Medication” form (link below).
Students who plan on trying out/participating in Academy or High School athletics must utilize the MHSAA Health & Physical form (link below). Submitting this form will satisfy the general school requirement as well.
Forms | 2021-22 School Year
MHSAA Health & Physical Form (preferred) ‐ Due August 23, 2021. If trying out for a fall sport, it must be submitted in August prior to the first day of tryouts.
Release for Dispensing of Medication Form - Required for ANY/EVERY prescription medication used by a student during the school day.
Over‐The‐Counter Medication Consent Form - Permission to administer over the counter medication if needed.
Over-the Counter Medication form
Health Addendum Form - Provide more pertinent information to Dr. Wolfe about your son's health.
See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of Doc Wolfe below. It gives details about Dr. Wolfe's role, how she can help your son, and what is required to meet those needs.
Completed forms can be submitted to Dr. Wolfe via email, mail, fax or directly to the Student Affairs Office (SAO). It is
strongly recommended you retain a copy of the completed paperwork.
Deb Wolfe, M.D., School Health Professional
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of Doc Wolfe
What health-related paperwork is needed for my son?
1) Health Appraisal Form
a) Required for ALL students (not just those playing sports)
b) Submitted each academic year
c) Student-athletes must use the MHSAA form
2) Immunization records or the State-issued Waiver
a) Required the first year of attendance at U of D Jesuit High School and Academy
3) Prescription Medication Dispensing Form
a) This form requires the signature of a student’s health care provider.
b) Must be completed and returned for each/every prescription medication a student uses during the school day
c) Needed whether the medication is self-carry (i.e., inhaler, insulin, Epi-pen), administered (i.e., Focalin, Ritalin), or temporary (i.e., antibiotics)
4) Over-the-Counter Medication Form
a) Gives Doc Wolfe/SAO consent to administer basic over-the-counter medication
b) To grant permission, the consent form needs to be returned each academic year
Why is a health-appraisal form (physical) required of all students?
During the academic day, the safety of your son(s) is our primary responsibility whether or not your son participates in athletics. The information provided on the health- appraisal form is an integral component of fulfilling that role. I average over 2000 student encounters in an academic year, from the minor to emergencies necessitating a trip to the hospital. Honest and forthright responses concerning medical conditions, allergies, and medications are integral to my caring for your son while at school.
Can you treat and prescribe my son medication?
While I am a licensed physician, my role is such that I cannot and should not substitute for your son’s personal physician or prescribe him medication. I provide initial care to an ill student, emergency treatment for injuries, the administration of medication that may be required during the school day, and basic health care intervention.
Should I let you know if my son has a change in health after his paperwork is submitted?
Yes. Please notify me if your son is diagnosed with a medical condition and/or is started on/has a change in prescribed medication. Situations change (the reason health appraisals are requested yearly) and the most up-to-date information is needed, especially in the case of an emergency.
My son has a chronic medical condition. How can you help?
In addition to caring for students during the school day, I am a liaison as it pertains to medical matters that may impact a student’s performance while at U of D Jesuit. Faculty receive information concerning the impact specific medical conditions may have in the classroom and considerations that may be required. I also serve as a resource for faculty/staff if questions or concerns arise. There are also times I have helped a student/family with recommendations not previously considered.
My son was diagnosed with a concussion, how do I let school know?
If your son is diagnosed with a concussion, especially due to an activity outside of a school related athletic event, please notify me and provide any pertinent documentation. I notify faculty members regarding students that have been diagnosed with a concussion. In addition, it is imperative that the student/parents communicate with his individual teachers. While faculty are provided information as to reintroducing a student to school after suffering a concussion, there is not one standard protocol. Each student’s case is handled on an individual basis and consequently requires constant communication with teachers while he is symptomatic.
My son suffered an injury/had surgery and now needs accommodations.
Medical situations may arise that require a student to be given a temporary reprieve from certain policies in effect for U of D Jesuit students (i.e. Dress Code, Elevator Use). Documentation from an outside healthcare provider as to the required accommodation(s) and its duration must be submitted to the SAO (attn: Dr. Wolfe).
These needs will subsequently be communicated to his teachers/faculty.
What should I do if my son is sick?
If your son is sick prior to the start of the school day, do not send him. This is best practice. Staying home gives him the opportunity to recover, in addition to mitigating the risk of infecting others. Do not forget to notify the SAO concerning his absence.
If your son becomes sick once at school, he should come and see me in the Clinic rather than just contacting you. I can do a basic assessment and determine an appropriate course of action. No student is prevented from talking to his parents if feeling ill, and I have no hesitation letting a parent know when his/her student needs to be picked up. The majority of time, however, I am able to help as well as give you a clearer picture of the situation.