In an effort to provide on-site care to students, Heights High is very excited to announce a new and expanded partnership with MetroHealth Hospitals. Students are now able to receive on-site care at the high school twice each month.
“While we live in the middle of a rich health care environment, there are still many students who need a school-based option,” said Nancy Peppler, the Supervisor of Community Partnerships. She referred to the over 100 incoming seniors who were not up-to-date on their vaccinations last spring due to changing state requirements. Now they can receive their vaccinations right at school, with minimal absences. The clinic will be offered twice per month on every other Friday.
Run by Heights High School Alum Vanessa Maier ('91), the School Health Program was designed to help eliminate barriers to receiving health care as well as to provide a convenient option for students who already have a pediatrician or local provider. Any student who registers can access the care of the on-site doctor and nurse practitioner. The providers are able to order lab tests, prescribe medications, and refer to specialists, as needed. The student’s health insurance will be billed when appropriate, though there are never any co-pays. The program will remain free of charge to those without health care. For more information check the Cleveland Heights-University Heights website.