For Immediate Release
Foundation for Positively Kids Opens
School-Based Health Center at Dr. William “Bob” Bailey Middle School
New health center expected to serve over 5,000 kids from low income families
LAS VEGAS, NV – January 25, 2016 – Clark County School District (CCSD) students in the Sunrise Mountain area will now have access to quality, affordable health care with the opening of Foundation for Positively Kids’ newest school-based health care center at Dr. William “Bob” Bailey Middle School. The center will offer sick visits, well-checks, sports physicals, immunizations and other pediatric medical services. The center will be open Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., to CCSD students who are 18 years of age and younger, including younger siblings who reside in the same household or transient location of a student enrolled in the CCSD, and those in need of immunizations for enrollment. Families will be able to pay for services privately or through Medicaid and private insurance. Medicaid application assistance and referrals will also be available.
To honor the opening of Positively Kids’ new school-based health center, media, local dignitaries and the public are invited to enjoy refreshments and tours, on Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. – noon, at Dr. William “Bob” Bailey Middle School, at 2500 Hollywood Blvd. The school-based health center entrance is located on the north facing side of the campus.
“With the opening of our newest school-based health center, more kids in our community will have access to quality health care,” said Fred Schultz, CEO of Foundation for Positively Kids. “This becomes the fourth clinic operated by Foundation for Positively Kids for CCSD.”
“We are thrilled to partner with such a wonderful organization in the creation of this amazing facility,” said Kim Wooden, CCSD Deputy Superintendent. “With this health center so close to Sunrise High School and Hickey Elementary, we expect to serve as many as 5,000 CCSD students between the three schools.
About Foundation for Positively Kids
Foundation for Positively Kids (PK) is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit agency providing comprehensive health care services for Clark County children. Founded in 1999 to meet the needs for services for medically fragile children, today PK is the premier provider of children’s health services in Clark County with six programs serving an average daily census of 600 disabled and non-disabled children and their families. PK is committed to providing an environment that delivers a positive effect on the growth and development of our children. PK operates several pediatric clinics, including the family healthcare clinic at the Clark County Department of Family Services’ Child Haven facility, and School Based Health Centers at Elaine Wynn Elementary School, Martinez Elementary.
School, Cunningham Elementary and Dr. William “Bob” Bailey Middle School. PK is transitioning to become a certified Patient Centered Medical Home to maintain the practice of providing the highest quality of health care services. To learn more, please visit: http://www.PositivelyKids.org or call (702) 262-0037.
Established in 1956, the Clark County School District is the fifth-largest school district in the country, educating almost 75 percent of all students in Nevada with more than 320,000 students enrolled in grades K-12. The district offers nationally recognized Magnet Schools and Career & Technical Academies as well as an online secondary school. Services offered by the district also include a school police department, adult education courses, special education, and partnerships with organizations such as Vegas PBS and the Public Education Foundation. As the largest school district in Nevada, CCSD plays a pivotal role in ensuring the future success, growth and advancement of the state.
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