See construction of RPS school-based health center

Construction on the school-based health center at Auburn High School started earlier this month, and we’re calling the new facility Crusader Community Health – Auburn Campus. The board approved an agreement with Crusader Community Health in August to develop plans for the center and Auburn expansion.

auburn.sbhc.3The office will offer medical, dental, vision and behavioral health care, in addition to nutrition and wellness education. This site-based center will help students improve their overall health and wellness through screenings and disease prevention. Good health care increases attendance and learning.

Stay tuned to our RPS 205 Facebook site for more photos. Also, our Earth Cam constuction camera at Auburn allows you a look at the work in progress.

auburn.sbhc.2The health center will be close to students at Auburn High School, Kennedy Middle School, Wilson ASPIRE, McIntosh Elementary School and Dennis Early Childhood Center. Services – such as health screenings, doctor appointments – will be provided to students Monday through Friday. The idea is to offer health services at the school campus to make it easier for parents who may not have access to transportation. Stay tuned for more updates on the center, which we hope will be ready in time for the start of the 2014-15 school year.

Cathy Bayer is communications specialist at the Rockford Public Schools.