FamilyCare Health Centers has been offering school-based health services since 2011 in Putnam County, which provides care when children are sick or hurt, regular check-ups, screenings, immunizations, and physicals for school, sports, or camps.
The school-based health services will now be offered in Boone County starting with Brookview and Ramage Elementary Schools.
“We are pleased to announce the expansion of our school-based health services program to the Boone County school system,” says Dawn Grigsby, School-Based Health Coordinator for FamilyCare. “Initially, we will provide services on a limited basis, however, as the program grows and the needs increase, I foresee
this program growing much like the program did in Putnam County.”
The model for school-based health is simply a medical office on wheels. The mobile unit visits participating schools throughout the county, following a consistent schedule, allowing students, teachers, and staff the opportunity for quality care on the school’s property.
“FamilyCare’s school-based health program removes barriers to receiving health care – by bringing services to the students and staff while they are in school, says Craig Glover, FamilyCare’s president and CEO. “Additionally, parents do not have to take time off work to take their kids for medical care.” Laurie Linville, APRN, FNP-BC, a board certified family nurse practitioner, will provide health care services on the mobile unit, such as check-ups, immunizations, treatment of illnesses and injuries, physical exams, and sports physicals.
Parents are encouraged to fill out (and return to the school) the Boone County School-Based Health Services packet if interested in the services offered at the participating schools.
For more information about Boone County School-Based Health Services, click here.