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GILBERTSVILLE – Bassett Healthcare Network announced a few minutes ago it has opened a new school-based health center – its 21st – at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School, serving pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students.
The program is funded through grants obtained by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and a contribution by the Clark Foundation.
The clinic will provide primary care through pediatric nurse practitioner Tricia Kuhnau, in consultation with Dr. Kerri LeBlanc, pediatrician and co-director of program, who will visit once or twice a month. Mental health counselor Mario Molinaro and a registered dental hygienist will also be available.
The center will provide:
- Annual physical examinations
- Diagnosis and treatment of both short-and long-term illnesses
- Mental health services
- Health education
- Preventive dental care
There is no out-of-pocket cost. The program is limited to Gilbertsville-Mount Upton students.
During the 2019-2020 school year, Bassett’s school-based programs provided 28,374 visits in 20 school districts; 19,162 were medical visits; 7,218 were mental health visits; and 1,994 were preventive dental visits.
Despite the COVID-19 threat, the health centers continued to operate at some schools, and provided Telehealth services to families.
Call 844-255-7242 to find a location near you.