Open house for Princeton school based health center | Health
SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - An open house is scheduled at the new Viking School Based Health Center at Princeton High School from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. Keynote speaker for the event is Marilyn Crumpton, M.D., M.P.H., of Growing Well Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Health Department.
The project began with a 2011 planning grant from The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. “Concerns about students not receiving primary health care and the incidence of children suffering from debilitating chronic diseases and behavioral problems prompted us to work with The HealthCare Connection to address these issues,” says Dr. Gary Pack, Superintendent, Princeton City School District.
“We have worked closely with the school district since we opened in 1967,” says Dolores Lindsay, CEO of The HealthCare Connection. “It was a natural fit to work with them to ensure healthier students, who will be better prepared to learn.”
The Viking School Based Health Center will augment the school nurse by providing routine physical exams, treatment and management of chronic and acute conditions, treatment of minor injuries and suture removal, immunizations/injections, prescriptions for medications and other primary care services. The Center will be staffed by a certified nurse practitioner, in collaboration with a THCC staff physician, and supported by a licensed practical nurse. It initially will be open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on scheduled school days. Hours may be expanded as need and volume indicate. In addition, the center will offer 24/7 telephone access to a provider.
Snow date is Monday, February 4. RSVPs are requested to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 513-483-3063.