Health Services


Providing coordinated care to meet students’ health needs

The Maryland School for the Blind’s Health Center is staffed by nurses who have many years of experience in pediatric nursing. An RN is manager of the health services department. Nurses are on duty whenever students are on campus which is 24 hours per day starting when students arrive Sunday evening until students leave on Friday after school. A pediatrician is our Medical Director. She is on call to the nursing staff 24 hours per day and is on campus once a week to provide service to the students. An RN is the coordinator of our clinic services. Consultant physicians and other professionals provide clinic services in Ophthalmology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Nutrition, Pediatric Medicine and Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry on an as-needed basis for our students.

Members of the health services staff strive to work cooperatively with the student, family, community healthcare provider and other team members to meet the student’s health care needs.

Our health services staff can be reached through the following telephone numbers:

  • School’s main number –  410-444-5000, extension 1238
    • Carole Derck — ext. 1235
    • Lucille Beveridge — ext. 1331
  • Health Center direct line – 410-779-4966
  • Health Center fax line – 410-779-4778

More information about the health center services can be obtained through the parent handbook.