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Petersburg, VA: School-based clinic; "imagine a doctor's office inside a school"

April 5, 2018, NBC12, Richmond, VA: Petersburg leaders want to create school-based healthcare clinic http://www.nbc12.com/story/37892831/petersburg-leaders-want-to-create-school-based-healthcare-clinic A major discussion is underway to bring something to Petersburg that hasn't been seen in Virginia: a school-based healthcare facility. … Imagine a doctor's office inside of a school. It's a concept that every state in the country has – except Virginia. Petersburg is hoping to change that. … A proposed school-based health center - similar to a community clinic - would offer day-long services with doctors on-hand to complement school nurses, who Trussell says are few and inundated right now … Barriers like not having health insurance, which wouldn't ban students from getting care at school under this plan…. … Right now, organizers are awaiting critical funding that will help make this vision a reality, as organizers strive for a 2019 launch.