ABOUT THE CLINIC:
The clinic will provide: Physical exams, sports physicals, treatment for illness or injury, immunizations, age-appropriate reproductive health, health education/counseling/wellness promotion. The clinic will offer basic lab services and be able to prescribe necessary medications. Referrals will be made for services not available at the school-based clinic.
The clinic is open for any child enrolled in the Klamath County School District, including students in the Klamath Transition Program, students who are homeschooled through Great Basin Homeschool Center and students at Falcon Heights.
Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon. The clinic is open even if school is not in session (including winter, spring and summer breaks).
ABOUT THE PROVIDER from Klamath Open Door:
Rene Lowell, FNP (family nurse practitioner), has a master’s degree in nursing and health education through University of Phoenix and a post-master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner through Duquesne University. She has worked with Klamath Open Door Family Practice for nearly 16 years; seven years as a family nurse practitioner.
QUOTE from Jeff Bullock (Bullock, KCSD secondary curriculum director, was instrumental in writing the grant and working with Cascade Health Alliance to open the clinic): “(The student health center at Mazama) will grow into, I think, a very strong point of access for medical services for Klamath County school kids.”
Thanks to a $100,000 grant from Cascade Health Alliance and a partnership with Klamath Health Partnership-Klamath Open Door, the Klamath County School District in January opened a school-based health center on the Mazama High School campus. The grant was awarded late last spring and work on the center began this summer.
The health center is in what was formerly the Viking Babies Daycare. Renovations were primarily be done by school district’s maintenance staff over this past summer and early fall, but all supplies and materials for the renovation were provided by the $100,000 Cascade Health Alliance grant. The grant funding also paid for renovation for the “white house” on the Mazama campus to house both the daycare program and the Teen Parent educational program.
The health center be available to serve all Klamath County School District students and their siblings. It’s location on the Mazama campus allows easy access for teen parents, their children, as well as the GOALS and BRIDGES programs, site-based classroom programs which serve the whole district’s highest-need students. While the KCSD owns the building, Klamath Open Door will run the health center. This is the second school-based health center in the Klamath County School District. The district opened a student health center at Gilchrist Schools more than 10 years ago.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
- Cascade Health Alliance: Maggie Polson, 541-883-2947; firstname.lastname@example.org