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Fairfield SBHC Registration Begins

Contributor(s): Ronda Croucher

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Fairfield City School District has partnered with Primary Health Solutions for the First Fully Integrated Suburban School-based Program in the US, Registration Beginning for School-Based Health Center Opening in Fairfield

Fairfield, OH - Primary Health Solutions, a Butler County based organization that operates Federally Qualified Health Centers, is partnering with the Fairfield City School District, OneSight, Interact for Health, Butler Behavioral Health Services and the Delta Dental Foundation to provide access to primary medical, dental, vision and behavioral health services to students, their family members and school district staff. The center will be the first fully integrated suburban school-based provider in the United States.

Construction has begun at a former administrative building - 211 Donald Dr. in Fairfield. With a projected opening date in December, parents are being notified about the project, so that they may consider providing permission for their child to have access to the services. Services will not be provided without parental consent. 

The center will improve access to care for all children within the district, regardless of their insurance carrier or lack of insurance.  Center staff will be available to assist families with insurance enrollment, if uninsured.

School-based healthcare can serve students differently, based on need. Statistics show that teens are the least likely to get the recommended health services. Medical services include immunizations, sports/work/annual physicals, asthma or other chronic disease management and acute care for sick or injured students. Mental Health services will be based on unique client need. Vision services will include comprehensive eye examinations and the prescribing and dispensing of corrective lenses if necessary. Dental services will include preventative exams, cleanings, x-rays and corrective treatment as needed.

The purpose of the center is to keep students in school and ready to learn. Students will receive care during the school day, without requiring the parents to leave work and lose wages.

About Primary Health Solutions

Primary Health Solutions is a non-profit 501(c)(3), safety-net provider with a mission to improve community wellness through access to quality affordable healthcare.                                                           

About OneSight

OneSight, a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) sponsored and founded by Luxottica, is dedicated to providing sustainable access to a comprehensive eye exam and quality eyewear to those in need around the world. In 27 years, OneSight has helped 9 million people in 41 countries and 47 states see clearly and leading innovative programs and partnerships to help millions more.

About Butler Behavioral Health Services

BBHS is honored to be one of the oldest private providers of outpatient services in Ohio. Since 1948 our mission has been to provide exceptional service through exceptional professionals using holistic, state-of-the-art interventions. To insure complete care we utilize staff from the fields of Counseling, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology and Social Work.

About Delta Dental Foundation

Since it was established in 1980 as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental, the Delta Dental Foundation (formerly the Delta Dental Fund) has provided grants totaling nearly $17 million to organizations that provide dental care for the underserved, to programs that promote the importance of good oral health, and to educational institutions to enhance dental education and research.

Media Contact:

Ronda Croucher  
VP, Community Engagement 
Phone: 513.454.1466 office/513.404.1977 mobile 
Email address: rondac@myprimaryhealthsolutions.org