The Drew Central School Board on Thursday approved Mainline Health System’s proposal to locate a clinic at the school.
The clinic, which will be Mainline’s ninth school-based clinic in five Southeast Arkansas school districts, will offer numerous medical and heathcare services to both students and staff.
Mainline staffs the clinics with highly-qualified medical professionals. A nurse practitioner who treats both urgent and chronic care needs will be at the school at all hours students are in classes. A pediatrician will come to the school on a regular basis to see complicated cases or upon parental request. Primary care, pediatric care, health screenings, immunizations, well child care and gynecological services are among the numerous services the clinic will offer.
Mainline has nine school-based clinics in five school districts. There are two in the Star City School District, three in the Hamburg School District (one is in Portland), two in the Lakeside School District (one is in Eudora) and one in the Dermott School District.
Mainline plans to have the Drew Central clinic up and running at the beginning of the school year.