School clinics offer physicals vaccines for back-to-school health needs

July 24, 2017

As Paducah and McCracken County schools prepare to open, parents are reminded that school clinics are available during each school day for all back-to-school health needs, ranging from vaccines to physicals.

As Paducah and McCracken County schools prepare to open, parents are reminded that school clinics are available during each school day for all back-to-school health needs, ranging from vaccines to physicals.

Baptist Health and Four Rivers Behavioral Health operate walk-in clinics, serving all McCracken County and Paducah public schools every school day.

Nurse practitioners offer care for minor injuries and illnesses, as well as school/sports physicals. “Our goal is to provide convenient, accessible healthcare to meet the needs of busy families and reduce absenteeism, so students and staff don’t have to leave school,” said William A. Brown, Baptist Health West regional executive and president of Baptist Health Paducah.

The clinics serve students, staff and families of their school communities. No appointment is needed.

In addition to Baptist Health medical services, Four Rivers Behavioral Health offers licensed specialists for behavioral health and substance abuse counseling. “This partnership meets a community need,” said Terry Hudspeth, president and CEO, “by providing direct convenient services for students.”

The clinics offer vaccinations, including common pediatric and flu vaccines, as well as the recommended HPV for 11- and 12-year-olds and meningitis for students 11-18. In addition, they participate in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federally-funded Vaccines for Children program for children whose families meet income criteria.

Baptist Health and Four Rivers started school clinics two years ago in three local schools and expanded last year to nine locations.

The clinics accept all major health insurance plans and bill for co-payments and self-pay patients. For security reasons, no money is collected at the clinics.

All students under 18 must have a signed consent form on file in their school clinics. If your child requires care, the clinic will contact the individual on the consent form before providing care. Parents can sign the form at registration or download a copy from school district web sites to complete and send to the school.

Phone the number below to confirm specific hours at your school.

 

CLINIC LOCATIONS

McCRACKEN COUNTY SCHOOLS

 

McCracken County High School

6530 New Highway 60 West

Paducah, Ky. 42001

270.538.4396

(Also serves Concord Elementary)

 

Heath Schools

5330 Metropolis Lake Road

West Paducah, Ky. 42086

270.538.4298

(Serves Heath Elementary, Heath Middle, Open Campus)

 

Lone Oak Schools

301 Cumberland Avenue

Paducah, Ky. 42001

270.538.4208 phone

(Serves Hendron-Lone Oak Elementary, Lone Oak Elementary, Lone Oak Intermediate, Lone Oak Middle)

 

Reidland Schools

5347 Benton Road

Paducah, Ky. 42003

270.538.4202 phone

(Serves Reidland Elementary, Reidland Intermediate, Reidland Middle)

 

PADUCAH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Paducah Tilghman High School

2400 Washington Street

Paducah, Ky. 42003

270.558.6155

 

Paducah Middle School

342 Lone Oak Road

Paducah, Ky. 42001

270.558.6549

 

Clark Elementary School

3401 Buckner Lane

Paducah, Ky. 42001

270.558.6637

 

McNabb Elementary School

2100 Park Avenue

Paducah, Ky. 42001

270.558.6798

 

Morgan Elementary School

2200 South 28th Street

Paducah, Ky. 42003

270.558.6163

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