GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — School officials in Giles County announced on Monday a partnership with the Community Health Center of the New River Valley to open a Student Health Center at Giles High School, providing access to medical and dental care without a trip to the doctor’s office.
“Students will be able to access high-quality medical and dental care without a trip to the doctor’s office,” Giles County Schools posted on Twitter. “All GCPS students and staff can access medical services at this location. We look forward to this opportunity for our students and staff.”
According to the Community Health Center of the New River Valley, this Student Health Center will allow all Giles County students and staff to access medical services at the high school using Medicaid, private insurance, or a sliding scale for those without insurance.
In addition, the enrollment form for the Student Health Center at Giles High School will reportedly be valid for the mobile dental clinic.
“Thanks to a generous donation from the Delta Dental Foundation, the Community Health Center of the New River Valley is offering preventative dental services in Giles and Pulaski County Public Schools through a School-Based Oral Health Program (SBOHP),” the Community Health Center of the New River Valley said in a statement. “Our licensed dentists and hygienists will provide preventative dental services which include dental cleanings, exams, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and sealants as needed. Students that need services not offered at the visit (such as fillings, tooth removal, or braces) will be referred to their regular dentist or if your child needs a dental home, we would be happy to schedule them at our clinic.”
The health center says the SBOHP is offered at the following schools in Giles County and Pulaski County:
- Giles County Public Schools:
- Eastern Elementary/Middle School
- Macy McClaugherty Elementary/Middle School
- Narrows Elementary/Middle School
- Narrows High School
- Giles High School/Technical Center
- Pulaski County Public Schools:
- Critzer Elementary School
- Dublin Elementary School
- Riverlawn Elementary School
- Pulaski Elementary School
- Snowville Elementary School
- Pulaski County Middle School
- Pulaski County High School
For more information about these student health services — or to download patient enrollment forms — follow this link.
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