WHY DOES CLARK HAVE A SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER?
The Clark community requested a health center during the planning process for the new school. A 240 sq ft health center space was constructed based on this request. Community health care providers and advocates worked with the Anchorage School District and Municipality of Anchorage to determine how to offer services in that space, and the Clark School Based Health Center pilot program was approved by the Anchorage School Board in fall 2009. Services are funded through grants and in-kind donations.
Parents do not need to make appointments for their student to receive services. Students will receive services as needed (for example, when they become sick during the school day) as long as the needed forms are on file.
CAN HEALTH CENTER STAFF WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR MEDICATIONS THAT MY CHILD NEEDS ON AN ONGOING BASIS?
No. The school based health center will only write prescriptions for conditions treated in the school health center. If your child is being treated by another health care provider for a chronic health problem like asthma, you will still need to see that health care provider for a prescription to treat that condition.