Clinical Services

The Clinical Services team at St. John’s School provides traditional school health services to our student body. In addition, partnering with parents and primary care physicians, additional services are offered such as flu vaccinations and rapid strep testing, to keep students in the classroom and maintain a healthy and productive student body. The Clinical Services team works to improve each student’s health by providing the following:

  • Administration of first aid, treating minor medical problems and identifying community health concerns.
  • Identifying the need for referral to our counselors for social and emotional problems
  • Monitoring communicable disease outbreaks in the community to minimize the impact on our student body.
  • Working with students and their families with chronic health conditions and communicating medical needs or changes to those involved in the care of that student.
  • Health and wellness education that supports a healthy lifestyle.
 

Health Records & Immunizations

All St. John’s Student’s health records are kept through Magnus. You can update, complete and view your child’s health information by going to www.sjs.org and signing onto your parent portal. Click on the resources tab and then the health portal.

St. John’s School follows the Texas Department of Health Immunization requirements for Schools K-12. For more information go to: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/#schools

Each student is required to have a current physical on file that has been completed within the last 12 months. Click here to download the form.

Injuries & Illnesses

Should your child be ill or injured please communicate this with the Clinical Services team. This helps us track our illnesses and make sure our community stays well along with communicating your child’s needs with other departments should they need accommodations.

Enhanced Clinical Services

While it is the School’s intention for the first point of contact to be with one’s primary care doctor, these expanded services will provide added convenience for our community as it relates to identifying illness in order to limit time out of the classroom and proactively prevent the spread of communicable diseases. These services are not intended to replace the care and guidance of a primary care physician, but rather will assist in times of need when an appointment with a primary care doctor is not feasible. The SJS Clinical Services Department is now a licensed lab with the State of Texas to perform limited screenings.

Non-urgent issues that can be taken care of on campus
  • Upper Respiratory infections
  • Sore throat
  • Ear pain
  • Eye drainage
  • Minor skin infections
  • Head Lice
Clia-Waived tests performed on campus include:
  • Rapid strep
  • Rapid Flu (A and B)
  • Urinalysis
  • Drug screen
  • Blood sugar

Clinical Services Contacts

Medical Director
Scott Dorfman, MD
sdorfman@sjs.org

Dr. Dorfman joined the SJS faculty in 2017 in the newly created position of Medical Director. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed an internship in Pediatrics, a residency in Diagnostic Radiology, and a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He continues to work as a Pediatric Radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital since 1994. He is the father of SJS graduates, Claire ‘14 and Charles ‘16.

Director of Clinical Services
Tesa Stark, MSN, CPNP
713.850.0222 Ext. 290
tstark@sjs.org

Ms. Stark earned a BSN from the University of the Incarnate Word and then completed a MSN at University of Texas. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner since 2001 practicing in primary care, urgent care and school health. Ms. Stark joined the SJS community in 2015.

Lower School Nurse

Lorri Wolff, BSN, RN
713.850.0222 Ext. 293
lwolff@sjs.org

Ms. Wolff earned a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University before going on to earn her B.S. in Nursing from HBU.  She came to SJS in 2015 from Houston Methodist Transplant Center, where she was a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator for kidney transplant. 

Middle School Nurse
Staci DeGregori, RN
713.850.0222 Ext. 717
sdegregori@sjs.org

Mrs. DeGregori has been a registered nurse since 1999 working in the Texas Medical Center. She comes to SJS with a background in critical care and cardiology and has spent the last several years as a school nurse throughout the Houston area. Since 2013, Mrs. DeGregori has spent part of her summer working with the medical staff at Camp Ozark in Arkansas. She first joined the SJS community in 2015 as substitute nurse and is now the full-time Middle School nurse.