Bringing Health Care & Education
To Rural School Districts
Since 1997, our School-Based Health Program (SBHC) has succeeded in improving access to quality primary care and health education services in rural communities. More than 800 students at both the Whitehall Elementary School and Stuart M. Townsend Middle School in Lake Luzerne are currently enrolled in our program.
The Hospital staffs each SBHC with a physician assistant, supervising pediatrician, mental health counselor and program assistant. School-Based Health Center visits include annual health assessments, immunizations, acute care and management of chronic disease such as asthma, and counseling services. Over 30% of visits are by children with no health insurance or Medicaid. The School-Based Health Program also provides a variety of health education programs designed to teach kids that being healthy can be fun.
Program offerings include:
- a Mother/ Daughter Tea
- Growing Up Together
- adolescent puberty programs
The program is available to all students at each location at no out-of-pocket cost to families.
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For more information, please contact the Whitehall School-Based Health Center