HOUSTON (April 19, 2010) – The Harris County Hospital District opened its ninth school-based clinic, Goose Creek School-Based Clinic, at San Jacinto Elementary School in Baytown.
The 3,000 square-foot clinic has six exam rooms. The clinic’s pediatric providers care for newborns to teenagers up to 18 years old.
“We’re excited to be partners with Goose Creek Consolidated ISD to provide healthcare to the community,” said Christina Mintner, director, School-Based Clinics and Strawberry Health Center. “Our services help reduce student absenteeism because we take care of medical problems before they get too serious. Healthy children make better learners.”
Each school-based clinic is linked with a Harris County Hospital District health center and staffed with an advanced practice nurse, a licensed vocational nurse and a clinical clerical specialist.
The school districts absorb the cost of electricity, telephone lines, and clinic space. In return, the school-based clinics provide a wealth of services to children who otherwise wouldn’t have convenient access to healthcare. These services include well child exams, family education, evaluation and treatment of minor acute and chronic health problems, referrals, pharmacy services, basic lab procedures, vision/hearing screening and immunizations.
Goose Creek School-Based Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
To make an appointment, call 281-420-1351.
The first HCHD school-based clinic was established in 1994. Today, the Harris County Hospital District operates nine school-based clinics in conjunction with six independent school districts in Harris County. In fiscal year 2010, the school-based clinics provided services for more than 27,700 patient visits, including behavioral healthcare, and administered more than 46,700 vaccines to 23,330 children.