Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Based Health Center Ribbon Cutting

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A ribbon cutting was recently held at the School Based Health Center (SBHC) located within the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and operated by Upstate Cerebral Palsy and the Utica City School District.  The SBHC, which is for all enrolled students within the school, has moved into newly renovated space featuring new exam rooms and equipment ready to serve the health care needs of the MLK students.

A SBHC is a full service doctor’s office that is conveniently located inside area schools that offers services to enrolled children at no cost to the families. The practitioners at the SBHC diagnose and treat acute illnesses or injuries similar to an urgent care and also provide physical examinations, nebulizer treatments, immunizations, first aid and other services.

According to the parent of a child receiving services, “The School Based Health Center has been a great asset to my daughter. She can receive medical care during school hours without having to leave school. We are so privileged to have this resource available. I encourage all parents to enroll their children today.”

For more information about any of the School Based Health Centers, please contact Wanda Schmidt at wanda.schmidt@upstatecp.org or at (315) 507-2081 ext. 226.

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