Health Services at Lincoln Academy

Lincoln Academy Health Services includes a school nurse’s office, a School Based Health Center operated by LincolnHealth, and mental health services provided by social workers.

To access health services at Lincoln Academy please stop by the Health Center in the main building, or call 207-563-3596 ext. 1119.

School-Based Health Center

LincolnHealth School-Based Health Clinic staff (from left): Nurse Practitioner Liz Kerr, Medical Assistant Kaitlyn Feltis '18, and social worker Heather Norris.

Nurse Practitioner Liz Kerr, Medical Assistant Kaitlyn Feltis ’18, and Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician Heather Norris LCSW.

Nurse Practitioner: Tuesday/Friday
Behavioral Health: Wednesday/Thursday

Services include: Primary Care including behavioral health treatment, vaccinations, sports physicals, reproductive and oral health care. All major insurances and MaineCare accepted. Sliding scale and other payment support is available. Learn more about the LincolnHealth School Based Health Centers at the LincolnHealth website.

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Health Center

Kerri Ferrante BSN, RN (left) and Amy Appel (right), The Lincoln Academy Health Center Staff

Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 3 pm

Please contact Amy Appell, Health Center Coordinator, at (207)563-3596 x1119 with any questions. Services include:

  • First Aid, Health Assessment and Referral Procedures
  • Vision and Hearing Screenings
  • Administering & Monitoring Student Medications
  • Assist in the Evaluation of Students for Special Services
  • Communicate with Teachers and Staff to Ensure the Safety and Well-being of Students
  • Provide Teen Wellness Lessons
  • Strengthen the Educational Process by Improving and Protecting Teen Health

Social Work Services

Lisa and Rachel

Lisa Katz, LCSW (left) and Rachel Bennett, LCSW (right), Lincoln Academy’s Social Workers

Available during school hours

LA employs two social workers to support the social and emotional needs of students in order to help them access their education. Our social workers determine student needs through assessments and make referrals to other resources when needed. They support student mental health through individual and group therapy, crisis management, consultation and advocacy.

Social workers receive referrals from students, parents, advisors, faculty and staff who are concerned about emotional problems impacting students and their successful participation in school. They can be reached by phone, email, or in person. Confidential meetings with the social workers are usually scheduled during study halls and other non-academic times.

LincolnHealth Staff:

Heather Norris, LCSW : Lincoln Health Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician
Heather Norris, LCSW 207-633-1301
Heather is a Maine native who now works as an integrated behavioral health specialist for Maine Behavioral Health Care. She sees students in the Boothbay High School, Morse High School, and Lincoln Academy health centers, and also works in the Lincoln Medical Partners primary care office in Damariscotta. Heather spends her free time with family and friends, and enjoys hiking, boating, reading, and watching movies with her children.
BSW:  Wheelock College
MSW: Salem State

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LA Health Center Staff:

Kerri Ferrante, RN BSN : Health Center Director
Kerri Ferrante, RN BSN 207-563-3596 ext. 1119

Kerri Ferrante, RN, BSN joined the LA Health Center in the fall of 2021 after 18 years as a nurse at Lincoln Health. She grew up in Massachusetts and earned her Bachelor's degree in Science in Nursing from Northeastern University. She moved to Maine in 2003 and worked at Lincoln Health in various roles including the Medical/Surgical Unit, Intensive Care Unit, and Inpatient Clinical Nurse Supervisor. She served a three year stint as school nurse at Great Salt Bay School from 2017-2020, a position that is also under the umbrella of Lincoln Health. After GSB she returned to the Miles campus of Lincoln Health and spent a year working in the Day Surgery unit before accepting the position at Lincoln Academy in September.

Academic Affiliations:

BSN, Northeastern Unversity

Amy Appell : Health Center Coordinator
Amy Appell 207-563-3596 ext. 1119

Amy Appell joined LA Health Center after teaching meditation & mindfulness at Bay Path University. Her background in education and psychology includes teaching, support group facilitation, as well as wellness curriculum development. She is also an LA mom of a ‘23 graduate and current student.

“Miss Amy”, as students call her, adores the bloom of flowers and metamorphosis of butterflies and how life parallels both. Essentially, she is in awe of human nature and the natural world, and is known for her heart shaped rocks.

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LA Social Workers:

In Crisis?

Talk to an adult. If that feels uncomfortable or unsafe, check the resources at the link below.