Health Services

Mrs. Denise Bolan, RPA-C

Ms. Madison LaFond, Nurse

Denise Bolan, RPA-C is our school physician assistant. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the SUNY at Stony Brook's Physician Assistant Program where she received the Undergraduate Honor Award. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bacteriology from Wagner College. She has been a physician assistant for 21 years and has worked in primary care, alcohol rehabilitation medicine, and clinical education. She was a Clinical Instructor at the SUNY Stony Brook PA Program for 4 years and was also HIV Program Coordinator for the Essex County Public Health Department for 2 years. Mrs. Bolan has been a member of the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (responsible for the discipline of physicians and physician assistants) since 1989, and was its Vice-chair for 4 years. Her time at NCS began in 1992 as a part-time employee, but since 2003 she has been providing full-time services.

Mrs. Bolan provides all the mandated health screenings for our students, such as hearing, vision and scoliosis. As a physician assistant, she is also able to perform all the physical examinations for our students and selected staff including:

  • Preparticipation exams for athletics
  • Committee on Special Education exams
  • Exams mandated for 2nd, 4th, 7th & 10th graders
  • Kindergarten exams
  • Entrance exams
  • Exams for working papers
  • School bus driver and cafeteria worker exams

Health services at NCS include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of ill or injured students and staff as is possible at school
  • Administration of medication as indicated
  • Health counseling and education
  • Illness surveillance
  • Development and implementation of health care plans for students with chronic conditions
  • Advisement/counseling for students regarding issues of sexuality, growth & development
  • Communication with parents around health issues for their child
  • Development/revision of health policies as indicated

Mrs. Bolan is also the school's attendance officer, issues working papers, and handles worker compensation.

Newcomb Central School District

Mrs. Christian Fisher, Superintendent of Schools

P.O. Box 418

5535 State Route 28N

Newcomb, New York 12852

Phone: 518-582-3341         Fax: 518-582-2163


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