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Indianapolis: More schools adding clinics to address physical/mental health needs of students

Sept 14, 2018, Fox59, Indianapolis: IPS expanding school clinics and use of nurse practitioners https://fox59.com/2018/09/14/ips-expanding-school-clinics-and-use-of-nurse-practitioners/ More Indianapolis students will have access to healthcare during their time at school. Indianapolis Public Schools is launching two additional school clinics so kids in need can get medical attention as fast as possible. This central Indiana school district is using partnering with community medical groups to bring nurse practitioners to school clinics. The specialized staff are able to not just examine a child but also prescribe medicine when needed…. The concept has already been working at Clarence Farrington School 61. … Now, the district is expanding these services to two more schools - Carl Wilde School 79 and Lew Wallace School 107…. . The clinics are also focusing on referring children to mental health services when necessary….