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New School-based Health Center Close to Completion

Posted on: June 9, 2020
Edgewood

Contributor(s): Tyler Adams

 

In 2018, it was announced that PHS would be opening a new School-based Health Center for the students in the Edgewood City School District and the surrounding community.  After more than 2 years of planning and preparation, construction is due to be completed by the end of June with an expected Grand Opening in August; just in time for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Primary Health Solutions already operates three School- based Health Centers, making Edgewood its fourth.  In addition to these School-based Health Centers, Primary Health Solutions offers School-linked Services to many districts in Butler and Montgomery County.    

 

School-based Health Centers offer Medical, Dental, Vision, and Behavioral Health services to students as well as the community.  Students are able to receive school transportation during the school day to and from the health center for appointments, with parental consent. 

 

The school-based health centers improve access to care for all children with their districts, regardless of their insurance carrier or lack thereof. For patients without health insurance, a sliding fee scale based on household income is used to determine cost. Certified Application Counselors are available to assist families with insurance enrollment, if uninsured.

 

We are excited for this new opportunity with Edgewood City Schools and are thankful for the partners that have made this School-based Health Center possible.  Edgewood City Schools and Interact for Health are the primary funders for the project.  Deaconess Associations Foundation, Delta Dental Foundation, and Molina Community Innovations Funds all made generous contributions.

 

For more information about School based Health Centers, click HERE.