Grace Health to Begin Providing Health Services in Schools

By November 27, 2018Health Care News

Grace Health, Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview School District and Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) are pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2019, services provided at the Student Health Centers and School Wellness Programs in Battle Creek Central High School, Lakeview Middle School, Springfield Middle School, Northwestern Middle School and W.K. Preparatory High School will be transitioned to Grace Health. These programs have been administered by the CCPHD for the past 24 years.

Students seen in Student Health Centers or School Wellness Programs listed above will become Grace Health patients and will have access to the same resources as other Grace Health patients.

The Student Health Centers located at Battle Creek Central High School, Lakeview Middle School, and Springfield Middle School provide quality healthcare in a friendly setting at a time that is convenient for students and their family. The clinic 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. The Student Health Centers will be open year around.

The School Wellness Program located at Northwestern Middle School and W.K. Preparatory High School will be open during the normal school year. It will be staffed with a nurse and social worker to help meet student’s physical and mental health needs. Services provided include: limited clinical nursing services, mental health services and health education.

“Grace Health is a well-established and highly regarded provider throughout the community. The CCPHD welcomes the transfer of the above five schools and associated programs to Grace Health,” said Eric Pessell, CCPHD Health Officer.

Dr. Peter Chang, Grace Health President/CEO said “Grace Health is looking forward to partnering with students and their families to improve their health and well-being. Healthy students are more successful in school.”