York, PA â€”Â Meeting the medical needs of the community in a comfortable, familiar setting. Family First Health, partnering with the York City School District, to provide a school-based health center for all.
â€œIt is crucial,â€ said Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
In honor of National Health Center Week, Dr. Arkoosh toured the center at Hannah Penn Middle School. For 26 years, the school-based health center has offered exams, shots, lab capabilities and overall access to healthcare.
Serving 1,100 patients a year, from students to family members, the center makes healthcare more accessible.
â€œTo have a place like this, that is convenient right at the family school, that has a sliding scale for payments, depending on the income status … those are services that not every doctor’s office can provide,â€ said Dr. Arkoosh.
Funding for the center comes from Medicaid reimbursement, individual payments and grants from private donors.