Health Center

Welcome to the Lakewood City Schools' Health Center information page. We believe strongly that the health & wellness of each student is vital to the education process. Please feel free to contact Nurse Corrigan to discuss any health questions or concerns.

FDA alerts consumers of nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.

While the number of reported failures is small, EpiPen products that potentially contain a defective part are being recalled because of the potential for life-threatening risk if a severe allergic reaction goes untreated. Consumers should keep and use their current EpiPens if needed until they get a replacement. Consumers should contact Mylan at 800-796-9526 or with any questions.

As stated on the product label, consumers should always seek emergency medical help right away after using their EpiPens, particularly if the device did not activate.

At this time, the 13 lots identified – distributed between Dec. 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016 – are the only EpiPen lots impacted by the U.S. recall. Consumers who have EpiPens from lots that are not included in this recall, do not need to replace their EpiPen prior to its expiration date.

Product/Dosage    NDC Number    Lot Number    Expiration Date
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg    49502-501-02    5GN767    April 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg    49502-501-02    5GN773    April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    5GM631    April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    5GM640    May 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg    49502-501-02    6GN215    September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    6GM082    September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    6GM072    September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    6GM081    September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    6GM088    October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    6GM199    October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    6GM091    October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    6GM198    October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg    49502-500-02    6GM087    October 2017
The FDA asks health care professionals and consumers to report any adverse reactions or device malfunctions to the FDA’s MedWatch program, by:

Completing and submitting the report online at, or 
Downloading and completing the form, then submitting it via fax at 800-FDA-0178.
The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

District Nurse:
Kathleen Corrigan, RN, BSN, BSEd, MS , LSN

Nurse Corrigan provides 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: Susan Hirsch 
Fax: 227-5752
Grant Elementary School
Educational Aide: Melissa Diemert
Fax: 227-5535
Harrison Elementary School
Educational Aide: Eileen Revolinsky
Fax: 227-5556
Hayes Elementary School
Educational Aide: Maureen Yantek
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: Diana Kantor
Fax: 227-5739

Bed Bug Information:

District bed bug action plan  

Bed bug fact sheet

Cuyahoga County Board of Health bed bug info

Head Lice Information:

Home Care Instructions

District Procedures

7th Grade Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018

The State of Ohio requires that all pupils entering the 7th grade provide proof of immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (MCV4).

Vaccinations may be obtained through your private physician, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (216-201-2041) or by signing up for the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Mobile Unit.

The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Mobile Unit brings healthcare services to your child’s school. The healthcare team on the Unit can administer vaccinations, perform annual/sport physicals and sick child examinations.  Visits to the unit are paid for through your insurance provider.  If your child does not have insurance, a Cleveland Clinic financial counselor will contact you to explore assistance possibilities.

To take advantage of this convenient opportunity to have your child see a licensed healthcare provider on the Mobile Unit, please contact the Health Center at your child’s school for an enrollment packet or visit /docs/district/cleveland clinic children's hospital - mobile unit enrollment form.pdf?id=56183.  Submit completed enrollment packets to the Health Center at your child's school. 

Written documentation of your child’s immunization record must be received by August 21, 2017.  After this date, your child will not be permitted to continue in school without immunization verification or a written statement of objection.

Should you have questions or concerns regarding immunizations, please feel free to contact the District Nurse at 216-227-5129 or via email Katy Corrigan

Medication Procedure:

Lakewood Schools' medication procedure is designed to ensure the health and safety of all students. Prescribed and over-the-counter medications will only be dispensed to those students providing the required authorization forms. 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, are not submitted. 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 with the exception of rescue inhalers or Epi-pens. 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 recommended 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 Nurse Corrigan to discuss the need to develop an individualized health care action plan.

Health Screenings:

To help ensure the the continuned good health of our students, various health screenings occur throughout the year. General vision, hearing, and/or dental screenings are performed on various age groups based on Ohio Department of Health recommendations. Health Center staff will notify parents if a comprehensive examination by a health care provider is recommended. If you do not want your child/children to participate in health screenings, you must notify the school in writing stating your specific wishes.