Clinic facilities

OPS, Audubon Clinic Partner to Establish School Health Centers, Offers More Services

Owensboro Public Schools and the Audubon Area Community Care Clinic have partnered to establish School Health Centers on each PAHO campus for students and staff. The partnership essentially provides more comprehensive on-site services so families don’t have to travel to a clinic or doctor’s office. Services will be provided at little or no cost, and clinic staff will work with families to determine if necessary.

Through this partnership, PAHO and the clinic are establishing a site in each school in the district “to expand student access to comprehensive, accessible, and ongoing community health center services, and to meet the needs of our school community.” , according to a press release. of PAHO. The OPS agreed to pay half the salary and benefits, which means it would contribute approximately $68,000 to the partnership.

In addition to offering services during school hours, clinic staff might also attend sporting events, back-to-school events, summer feeding programs, and more.

According to the agreement, Audubon will employ “an advanced practice nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and/or physician to provide primary and acute health care services (including telehealth), immunizations, exams, health care and related health care services” during the OPS school year for students, teachers and staff.

The clinic will also work alongside health care staff employed by the OPS. As part of the agreement, the clinic will train OPS staff on triage and workflow to provide health care at each school site.

Both parties will give each other access to all necessary medical records, reports and documents, although all medical records will always be treated confidentially. No student will be permitted to receive any treatment without the consent of a parent/guardian.

The Clinic accepts all insurance and uses a sliding fee schedule for those who are uninsured.

The school centers will provide the basics of health care to students on a

daily, but will be especially beneficial for students who, for one reason or another, do not have access to health care providers or specialists.

The Clinic can offer the following services:

  • First aid
    • Acute visits
    • HCV immunizations
    • Adult immunizations for the uninsured and underinsured
    • Physical exams/annual wellness visits/healthy child checks
    • Sports physics
  • Additional services
    • TB skin testing for staff/students
    • Standing orders for caregivers
    • Mental Health (for needs beyond the capacity of the district or services already contracted):
      • A personnel adviser who will see anyone as long as they are clean and use a translator if necessary.
      • A contract psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
        The provider can be part of medication management for counseling if needed.

For families who would like more information, contact your student’s school.