The school physician, Dr. J.C. Mendler, and certain healthcare professionals at Bergen Medical Associates have once again agreed to provide the annual physical examination for school and/or athletics if your insurance does not cover the required examination. The cost listed below includes a basic examination; it does not include the cost of blood work, immunizations, or other extras. If you choose to use any of the listed providers, please call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Mendler (IHA school physician) - Appointment required; please identify yourself as a member of the IHA community. $50 for the basic physical. Dr. Mendler is available at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck and HNH Fitness, Oradell. Call 201.833.3909 to make an appointment.
Bergen Medical Associates - $90 for non-insurance exam. Accepts many insurance programs and has multiple locations:
Anne Marie Finneran R.N., A.P.C.
Sabrina Tempesta, D.O.
Veena Desai, M.D.
Allen Griggs, D.O.
Susan Flanzman, M.D.
Neeta Motiwala, M.D.
Alan Briker, M.D.
All athletes’ examinations must be performed by an appropriate health care professional who has completed the required professional development module on sudden cardiac death in student-athletes.
If there are extenuating financial circumstances, please contact the school nurse immediately for information and assistance.
No More Religious Exemptions for NJ-Required Immunizations
As of August 2021, the Archdiocese of Newark no longer offers or accepts Religious Exemptions for any New Jersey-required immunizations. This information applies to all Newark Archdiocesan schools including Immaculate Heart Academy. The list of the specific required immunizations remains unchanged for 2021-22.
While the COVID-19 vaccine is strongly recommended by medical experts and public health officials, it is not a state-required vaccine at this time.
If your daughter is not up-to-date on her immunizations, please immediately contact your daughter’s healthcare professional and make an appointment as soon as possible to start a schedule to complete all her missing immunizations.
For more information about the Nursing Office at IHA, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Patricia Conaton, C.S.N., R.N. at 201.445.6800, ext. 129 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.