Health Point opens school-based health center at Lincoln Elementary.
Health Point Family Care of Northern Kentucky opened a school-based health center April 10 at Lincoln Elementary School in the Dayton Independent Schools. The health center also will be available to Dayton High School students.
The Lincoln Health Center will be open on Thursdays, staffed by Health Point nurse practitioner Joanie Combs. Services include physical exams, immunizations, and diagnosis and treatment of illness. Parents must enroll their children in the school-based health center before services can be provided.
School-based health centers provide many advantages for students and their parents, including:
- The nurse practitioner has the training and authority to diagnose illness and prescribe medication.
- Provides convenient, inexpensive care where children already spend most of their day.
- Overcomes problems of working parents, no transportation, and lack of health insurance.
- Reduces absenteeism due to illness.
Health Point also operates school-based health centers in the Covington, Erlanger-Elsmere and Boone County school districts.
Health Point is a non-profit primary care medical and dental practice, serving about 28,800 low-income and uninsured patients at health centers in Covington, Latonia, Bellevue, Florence and Nicholasville, Ky.