Special Report: ABC’s of Health

A local school district is giving parents one less thing to worry about by providing health care for students, while they’re at school.

Baldwin schools in Lake County is operating the Child and Adolescent Health Center. It’s one of the first of it’s kind in the state.

The clinic provides everything from dental care to health care to behavioral health, right on the campus of Baldwin Schools. More than a dozen students go to the clinic everyday, ages 5 through 21.

The center is a branch of the Family Health Care Center, which started in Baldwin 48 years ago. The clinic has been part of the school for about 26 years.

Right now, more than 90% of students in the district are enrolled and making themselves accessible to everyone is a big part of that. 

Since the start of the program, positive impacts are being felt throughout the district including reducing absenteeism dramatically.

Family Health Care also has Child and Adolescent Health Centers in White Cloud, Grant and Hesperia school districts.

To enroll simply contact the center in your area.

In this special report, 9&10’s Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Tony Zyber visited the health center.