School-based health clinic opens at Mt. Clemens High School

September 11, 2015

Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals opens school-based health clinic at Mt. Clemens High School

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals’ first school-based health center is now open at Mt. Clemens High School. The clinic is for patients 10 to 21 years of age, and services students at both the middle school and high school (which share a campus) and other adolescents in the community. The location is part of Henry Ford Health System’s network of school-based health centers throughout the service area.

The year-round clinic, currently open 24-hours a week, provides primary care services including immunizations, physicals, basic first aid, vision and hearing screenings and referrals, lab testing and chronic disease management for conditions like asthma or diabetes. The clinic is staffed with a nurse practitioner and a behavioral health therapist. Dr. Chris O’Connell provides medical oversight as the health center’s medical director.

In addition, the center offers an array of social services, including counseling, pregnancy prevention and basic health education.

The staff also supports the wellness needs of patients’ families and helps them to enroll in Medicaid or medical insurance if needed. Students are never denied medical treatment based on an inability to pay.