School Health Link moves to Moline High School

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MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – The Moline-Coal Valley School District is partnering with the School Health Clinic to bring a new health clinic to Moline High School.

“This is an opportunity we’ve been exploring for some time,” said Moline-Coal Valley School District Superintendent Dr. Rachel Savage.

Some of the services offered will include sports physical exams, vaccinations and mental health services.

“These are pieces that parents typically need to get out of the school district, find a clinic, find a medical provider who can provide those services for their families.” said Dr. Savage. “Now, with these services directly located in the moline high school, our families will have a much easier time accessing these services directly for their students. This removes these transportation barriers for parents and makes it much more accessible for our students to access these additional services. »

Dr Savage said School Health Link services are not designed to replace the services that school nurses currently provide. They are only a complement.

“We have a team of professionals who can support our children when they are having difficulty, whether it is with their physical health or their socio-emotional health,” said Dr Savage. “These additional suppliers will only add to this team.”

School Health Link supervisor Tracy Keenon said the move from its current Rock Island location is also beneficial for the clinic.

“The main thing is to make sure everyone has access to health care and to make sure that anything that needs to be addressed to make sure they can be healthy and can participate in school is the number one priority,” Keenon mentioned.

“It’s a big positive for our district and the community, but really for our families to not have to travel, to know where to find us,” Dr. Savage said.

The opening of the clinic is scheduled for the 2022-23 school year.

Keenon said the clinic will serve all of Rock Island County. The cost of each visit will depend on insurance coverage, but the School Health Link will provide care even if the patient does not have insurance.

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