Health & Wellness

At The Frederick Gunn School, the health and well-being of our students is a priority. Our Health Center is open seven days a week with an experienced staff that includes registered nurses as well as an athletic trainer.

The Health Center is led by Tammy A. Marquis, APRN, Director of Health Services, who is available to diagnose and treat students Monday through Friday and can coordinate appointments off-campus with local medical specialists as needed. Counseling services are available with appointments coordinated by the Dean of Students Office and Dr. Brian Konik, Director of Counseling.

The Health Center works in partnership with Candlewood Valley Pediatrics, which provides physician services for students as needed. With offices just 7.5 miles from our campus, the practice consists of six board-certified pediatricians, who are committed to providing quality, family-oriented care in a friendly and compassionate environment. Kristi Beck, M.D., who joined the practice in 2019, is The Frederick Gunn School’s Medical Director.

Health Center Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Policies and Procedures

Students receive information upon registration and during all-school Orientation about The Frederick Gunn School's health policies and procedures. Parents are asked to provide all required health forms via Magnus Health, an online service that securely collects and stores all student medical records, by July 1. No student will be allowed to register, or participate in athletics, without proper documentation and clearance from the Health Center. Find the Magnus Health link under “Resources” on HighlanderNation. Forms may include but are not limited to:

  • Vital Health Record
  • Physician Report
  • Immunizations (For full legal requirements for school entry, click here)
  • Annual Influenza Vaccine
  • Tuberculin (TB) Screening Requirement
  • Medications
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Permission to Treat
  • ImPACT Authorization Form
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Medications

Providers should call or E-prescribe to Town Apothecary. Please ask your provider to state that the prescription is for a student at The Frederick Gunn School.
Contact Information:

The Frederick Gunn School Health Center
99 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT 06793
Phone: (860) 350-0159
Fax: (860) 868-0865

Towne Apothecary
95 Main Street South
Bethlehem, CT 06751
Phone: (203) 266-5501
Fax: (203) 266-5321

Meet Our Nurses & Staff

Tammy A. Marquis, BSN, MS, APRN, Director of Health Services
Nina Ballou, RN
Doreen Gray, RN
Alli O'Donnell, RN
Sophia Rickevicius '01, RN
Victoria Menz, LPN
Megan Hogrefe, Administrative Assistant
Maggie Bucklin, Health Center Driver
Wayne Wood, Health Center Driver
Alan Ten-Hoeve, Health Center Driver

Meet Our Medical Director

Raised in Washington, Connecticut, Dr. Kristi Beck is a 1989 graduate of Shepaug High School and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in biology. SShe attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed her pediatrics residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She started in private practice at Atrium Pediatrics in Marlton, New Jersey, and joined Candlewood Valley Pediatrics in August 2004.Dr. Beck is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.