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Grace Health Student Health Centers Receive Grade of “A”

By March 26, 2024Health Care News

Grace Health Student Health Center Staff


Grace Health leadership and Board of Directors would like to congratulate our school-based team for stellar performance in a recent onsite review from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).  The team’s commitment to serving students and families is evidenced by the high scores earned.

MDHHS recently conducted a site review of Grace Health’s state-funded Child and Adolescent Health Center (CAHC) sites and Expanding, Enhancing Emotional Health (E3) program sites located within the schools. The purpose of the review is to assure that Grace Health is providing the required services according to MDHHS Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs), to ensure high-quality services are provided, and to assist in resolving any challenges staff are experiencing as they administer the program.  All Grace Health Student Health Centers, total of 7 sites, earned a grade of “A” with Full Accreditation Status from MDHHS.  This is the highest score a site can receive which means Grace Health is successfully operating the program and is exceeding program requirements.  Since Grace Health Student Health Centers received such high marks, the sites will be on a 5-year site review rotation.

Grace Health Student Health Center CAHC sites are located within Battle Creek Central High School, Lakeview High School, Springfield Middle School, and Northwestern Middle School and its E3 sites are located within Harper Creek High School, Verona Elementary, and W.K. Kellogg Preparatory High School.  The CAHC sites are staffed with a medical provider, behavioral health provider and support staff.  Services provided include well-child exams with immunizations, school and sports physicals, preventative care, urgent care, and behavioral / mental health services.  The E3 sites are staffed with a behavioral health provider.  Services at the E3 sites include assessment, guidance and treatment when someone is experiencing stress, and other problems affecting the quality of the individual’s emotional and mental health.

Grace Health began providing medical and behavioral health services within the schools in 2019 and has added additional sites since the start.  Approval was recently received from MDHHS for Grace Health to open a E3 site in Lakeview Middle School.  It is anticipated this site will be operational by fall 2024.

Grace Health would like to thank Battle Creek Public School District, Harper Creek School District, and Lakeview School District for their commitment, partnership and support of Grace Health and Grace Health Student Health Centers.  Together, we are making a difference for families in our local community.