Grace Health Student Health Center Open House

The recent open house at Grace Health Student Health Center located in Northwestern Middle School gave students, parents and community members the opportunity to see changes made to the Health Center.  Through support provided by Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Community Partners, the Student Health Center was renovated in order to provide a safe, welcoming and private environment for students to receive care.  Sandra Snyder, LMSW, Grace Health Behavioral Health will provide mental health services and Hannah Frentz, RN, Grace Health Registered Nurse will provide limited clinical nursing services and health education at the Student Health Center.

(left to right): Erick Stewart, Community Partners Board Chair; Sandra Snyder, LMSW, Grace Health Student Health Center Behavioral Health; Stephanie Bruce, Northwestern Middle School Principal; Hannah Frentz, RN, Grace Health Student Health Center Nurse; Peter Chang, MD, MPH, Grace Health President/CEO; Brenda Hunt, Battle Creek Community Foundation President & CEO; and Tara Hillman Macleod, RN, Grace Health Student Health Center Manager

Grace Health also manages the Student Health Centers located in Battle Creek Central, Lakeview Middle School, Springfield Middle School and W.K. Preparatory High School.

The Student Health Centers located in Northwestern Middle School and W.K. Preparatory High School are School Wellness Programs and are open during the normal school year.  They will be staffed with a nurse and social worker.

The Student Health Centers located at Battle Creek Central, Lakeview Middle School and Springfield Middle School are Child and Adolescent Health Centers and are open year around.  These centers will be staffed with a nurse practitioner, social worker and support staff to meet the student’s physical and mental health needs.  The Health Center’s nurse practitioner can be the student’s regular provider or support the student’s regular provider/pediatrician.  Services available include: routine well-child exams with immunizations, school and sports physicals, preventative care, urgent care and behavioral/mental services.

Grace Health Student Health Center – Your Partner for Success

(left to right): Peter Chang, MD, MPH, Grace Health President/CEO; Stephanie Bruce, Northwestern Middle School Principal; and Kim Carter, Battle Creek Public Schools Superintendent