YORK, Pa – Family First Health is raising awareness on the importance of healthcare for students for National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month
Throughout the country, there are 3,000 health centers on school grounds. One of them is the Hannah Penn Center at Hannah Penn K through Eight.
It’s York County’s only school-based health center.
More than 50% of the students at Hannah Penn are also patients of Family First Health.
Nikole Tome, the School-Based Health Center Manager at Family First Health’s Hannah Penn Center said, “The best thing is that for students, they are able to succeed in school. Obviously we need to meet those health needs so that they’re able to be the best they can be in a school setting. So we are helping to eliminate the barriers that they may have to receiving care.”
The health center is open to the community and offers a 24-hour on-call physician, language interpreters, a Health and Wellness Coach, and Community Health Workers.
It’s funded through the United Health Foundation.