Watervliet, NY: District adds in-school clinic; mental/behavioral help provided

Aug 17, 2018, Albany Times Union: Watervliet to open school-based health center Watervliet City School District students can now get their medical, dental, behavioral and mental health needs taken care of without ever having to leave school. The district announced on Friday that it has partnered with Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center to open a school-based health center at its junior-senior high school on Hillside Drive. The center will provide primary and preventative medical services to students enrolled in. the program, and promote overall health including mental and behavioral…. School-based health centers are operated as a partnership between a school and a community health center, such as Whitney Young Health. Services are based on the community needs and can include primary medical care, dental care, mental/behavioral health and health education and promotion. Students can be treated for illnesses such as flu or strep throat, or chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes….