School-Based Health Center Coming to Hadley-Luzerne School District
LAKE LUZERNE, NY (September 24, 2019) – In coordination with Hudson Headwaters Health Network, the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District is set to launch an on-campus student health center to provide access to primary care for all students within the district.
The Hudson Headwaters Health Network: Hadley-Luzerne Student Health (HLSH) is located in the Stuart M. Townsend Elementary School and will offer services beginning September 30. The school-based health center will be open every day that school is in session, from 8am-12pm.
All students in the Hadley-Luzerne School District (including both Hadley-Luzerne Junior/Senior High School and the Stuart M. Townsend Elementary School) are eligible to enroll in the school-based health program. Transportation for students at the junior/senior high school will be arranged by the school, if required.
“We recognize that successful learning begins with a physically and mentally healthy child,” said District Superintendent, Beecher Baker Sr. “We are very excited about this new relationship with Hudson Headwaters and all of the valued services they provide. Better yet, the convenience of having them on our school campus will make student health needs and requirements easier for all.”
Students may access services from the health center through direction from the school nurse if they are enrolled in the program. Primary care services provided to students may include annual physicals, sports physicals, illness or injury referred by the school nurse, vaccinations, chronic disease management, women’s health or other care not routinely provided by the district’s nurse. Families will also be able to schedule primary care appointments for their children at this location. Additionally, Hudson Headwaters is adding a case manager to the health center, helping to ensure access to additional resources for students and their families.
According to Dr. Tucker Slingerland, CEO of Hudson Headwaters Health Network, the school-based health center supports the organization’s mission of providing access to high-quality primary care within the local communities. “This school-based health center is an exciting new venture for Hudson Headwaters,” he said. “Providing this care, in conjunction with the Hadley-Luzerne School District, allows us to align with another organization that has the care and well-being of young people at the forefront of its mission. We are incredibly proud to be part of this important initiative.”
Parents or guardians must complete an enrollment packet so that their child can be referred by the school nurse or receive care as needed. Information packets have been sent to families; they may also be accessed at www.HHHN.org or by requesting them from the school district nurse.
There are no income or insurance requirements to participate and services are provided with no out of pocket costs to families.