The Levine Family Health Center, a new school-based primary care provider, opened Sept. 6 on the campus of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati.
Representatives of the Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati Public Schools, Interact for Health and Growing Well joined in celebrating the opening.
The center is named for the primary donor, Edward Levine, former CEO of Champion Windows. Other major donors are the Heidt Family Foundation and Interact for Health.
The Health Department provides the staff, which includes a nurse practitioner, medical assistant, part-time registered nurse and part-time physician. About 1,000 children and families are expected to be served the first year.
Through this service, patients have access to physicals, asthma management, immunizations, lab tests, prescription medications, sick and injury care, and health education. In addition to children and youth attending programs at The Children’s Home, the center is available to students at Shroder High School and John P. Parker Elementary School, as well as others in the community.
This is the 23rd school-based health center within Cincinnati Public Schools and the 13th operated by the Cincinnati Health Department in consultation with Growing Well.
“We know that the academic success of America’s youth is strongly linked with their health,” said Mary Ronan, superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. “We are thrilled with the opening of the Levine Family Health Center as it gives our students access to health care that they might otherwise not be able to obtain.”
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