(Canada) Salmon Arm, BC: In-school physical/mental health clinic coming

Nov 1, 2017, (British Columbia) CBC: Clinic coming to school grounds of B.C. Interior high school A high school in Salmon Arm, B.C., will soon be the first in the Interior to have a clinic on school grounds to give students access to help for both physical and mental health issues. The local school board recently approved the plan for the "wellness centre," which will likely open at the Sullivan campus of Salmon Arm Secondary (SAS) by January 2018. Health services will be billed through the B.C. Services Card just as they would at a typical walk-in clinic. … The plan was spearheaded by the local chapter of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative and is supported by School District 83, Interior Health, the Canadian Mental Health Association and local parents. Currie said students will have access to both nursing and counselling staff, and he hopes the clinic will be viewed as a welcoming and confidential space.... "We're pretty confident that we will be swamped and this will be a success." …

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