Health & Wellness

At George School, we want you to be and stay healthy—in mind, body, and spirit. Like everything here, helping students stay strong is a team effort, one that is accomplished not just in the Student Health and Wellness Center, but also in the Fitness and Athletics Center with its wealth of opportunities to stay fit, reduce stress, and have fun. You can walk or run around our 240-acre campus and choose from plenty of nutritious and delicious options in our Dining Room, too.

When you do need extra health help, the Student Health Center is there. It is open 24 hours a day Sunday through Thursday, to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and then on call. Think of us as part safety net, part trampoline (to help you bounce back), and all dedicated to your physical and emotional well-being.

Staffed with a part-time physician, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and a school counselor, the center offers a full range of high-quality primary care, treatment, counseling and referral services, and health education programs. Our key staff members include:

Louis Bierman, DO (2000)
School Physician
DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family medicine physician in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, affiliated with St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Joellen Paget Gillon (2015)
Director of Student Health and Wellness Services
BSN LaSalle University
MSN-CRNP Drexel University

Caroline Bruss (2019)
Director of Counseling Services
BA University of Virginia
MEd University of Virginia

Indira Rodrigo (2008)
Student Health and Wellness Center Administrator
BA St. Mary’s College of Maryland
MA University of Maryland at College Park

In addition to these individuals, Chelsie Tuttle ’08  is responsible for receiving, responding to, and investigating harassment and sexual harassment complaints from students and employees. She can be reached by email at ctuttle@georgeschool.org or by phone at 215.579.6871. Information about our harassment and sexual harassment policies are available in the portal at My.GeorgeSchool.org.