Programs & Services

Wellness Center

A No-Cost Clinic!

The University Academy Wellness Center, a collaboration between University Academy and Children’s Mercy Kansas City, provides a special, professional school-based health care service for our students. You may come for a tour of the Wellness Center located behind the Central Office reception area in the main office anytime throughout the year including summers. 

Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm including summers and holidays.

Register your child at the annual school registration or contact the Wellness Center by phone at 816-412-5978. Fax: 816-302-9635 Email:

Learn more about our Children’s Mercy Wellness Center and what services are available to our UA families by watching this video.

Meet Our Staff

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  • William Adelman, MD, FAAP

    Dr. Adelman is Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Mercy.  He is board certified in Pediatrics and in Adolescent Medicine.  He has been active in school-based health care for more than 20 years in multiple states and also overseas with the Department of Defense School System.  Dr. Adelman is actively involved with the Show-Me School Based Health Alliance. Dr. Adelman, and the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Mercy, advocates strongly for delivery of health services to children and adolescents in community settings.
  • Chrissy Clune, MSN, APRN, CPNP

    Chrissy is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Her experience includes working in the Emergency Department at Children’s Mercy Hospital and at University Academy Wellness Center since August 2015.
  • Amanda Styers, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CPN

    Amanda is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Kansas Medical Center. She has worked in a variety of settings as a Nurse Practitioner including Children’s Mercy SCAN Clinic, Section of Child Abuse and Neglect and in Children’s Mercy Teen Primary Care Clinic and Adolescent Specialty Clinic. Amanda has been at University Academy Wellness Center since August 2015.
  • Marsha Robinson, CA II

    Marsha has been employed at Children’s Mercy Hospital for 9 years as a care assistant in the Teen Clinic and since August 2015 at the University Academy Wellness Center. She also worked at Saint Luke’s Hospital for 14 years as a patient care technician. Marsha is the person to call to make an appointment for the Wellness Center. Her direct number is 816-412-5978.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Are there any costs for the in-school Wellness Center services?

    No! Parents/legal guardians do not pay for the services provided in the Wellness Center. Students are seen regardless of whether or not they have insurance. The clinic does obtain insurance information for clinic report purposes only does not bill insurance companies. Services provided outside of the Wellness Center are not covered. These might include: prescriptions, X-rays, emergency hospital visits, ambulance transport, referrals/follow-up visits by primary care physicians.
  • Q. What does it take for my child to be seen in the Wellness Center?

    You must take part in the Annual Enrollment for the clinic! Parents/legal guardians must complete the Wellness Center registration form and provide any health insurance information, if covered. The Children's Mercy staff can see only children whose registration forms are on file. A consent and privacy (HIPAA) form also needs to be on file. Families must renew the consent each year to receive care. 
  • Q. What are some typical clinic services?

    Lots! Sports physicals, Asthma, respiratory illnesses, rashes/skin problems, minor illness and injuries, menstrual problems, update immunizations, and school and family issues.
  • Q. Will the UA school staff be aware of the student's visit and what is discussed?

    No! Mandated privacy laws are strictly followed by Children's Mercy staff. Students are given an appointment card indicating the date and time to show their teacher in order for them to be excused from class. No other information is shared with the school nurse, teachers, or other staff without the release of information form signed by the parents/legal guardians.
  • Q. How is the UA Wellness Center different from seeing the school nurse?

    The Wellness Center is like a doctor's office located within the school. The nurse practitioner typically sees students by appointment. The nurse practitioner can evaluate, diagnose, treat, do sports physical check-ups and prescribe medication, as necessary. These services are separate from the general services provided by the UA school nurse. The Wellness Center’s staff are employed by Children’s Mercy and the school nurse is employed by University Academy. Also, the Wellness Center assists the school nurses with obtaining immunization records on any University Academy student via the state database.
  • Q. Why register if we already have a primary care physician?

    The Wellness Clinic is not meant to interfere with the relationship between parents and primary care providers. The Wellness Center staff works with your primary care provider on follow-up services, weight checks, ill visits, etc. Our in-school services enable students to be treated at school and enable parents to remain at work or home, using our Telemedicine ZOOM App... ask us for details! Students with unexpected illnesses or injuries can be evaluated and treated by Children's Mercy staff on-site and, if necessary, referred for emergency care. Students can receive sports-related health exams at school - with no fees or co-pays!

    Telemedicine Appointments Available! 
    Go to your App Store or download the ZOOM App via this link (choose the Zoom Mobile option if you're using your phone) and never miss an appointment with your child! Call clinic at 816-412-5978 to schedule a ZOOM appointment today!
  • Q. Who provides the funding for the Wellness Center?

    The Center is funded by: Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation, an 'Anonymous' donor, University Academy, and Children's Mercy.


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