This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
HealthSource of Ohio and Goshen Local School District are excited to announce a new partnership to provide expanded quality health care to the community, students, and school staff. Planning is underway and the health center will be housed inside Marr/Cook Elementary School, with a separate secured entrance for the public.
“HealthSource of Ohio is excited to expand to this location in Goshen and partner with Goshen Local School District, beyond providing mobile dental care. With this expansion in the community, care will still be provided at HealthSource Loveland, located on Charles Snider Road,” stated Kim Patton, President and CEO.
The advantage of having a school-based health center is that students can be seen by the clinician the same day. They don’t miss as much class time and parents don’t need to leave work to take their child to the doctor. Parents/guardians will need to complete a permission packet to be seen at the school-based health center.
The goal is for the health center to be open this Fall and will not replace a child’s primary care physician if care is already established. HealthSource of Ohio will work in conjunction with the existing clinician.
Darrell Edwards, Goshen Local School District, Superintendent stated, “We are pleased to partner with HealthSource to bring easier access to convenient health care to our students and families. For students to learn, they must be healthy. Having a school-based health care center allows parents to quickly have their child evaluated by a health professional without having to take off work. We have partnered with HealthSource in the past with their mobile dental clinic and our families appreciated the care they received. Our hope is to improve the overall health of our students, improve attendance, and increase academic achievement”.
HealthSource of Ohio accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, and offers a discounted sliding fee for uninsured or under-insured patients. HealthSource Goshen will be accepting new patients and permission forms for students will be sent out soon.