Bassett Opens 21st School-Based Clinic

Bassett Opens 21st

School-Based Clinic

Seward, Clark Foundation

Helped Float Clinic At GMU

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
  • Immunizations
  • 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.

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