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Public Safety & Health

School Health Link Will Open in Moline High School

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Moline High School

Superintendent Rachel Savage says, in partnership with the School Health Link, it'll be open five days a week, and eight hours a day.

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"That really breaks down the barriers for families - to have to get transportation, and to have to be able to get to an appointment or to make an appointment. Having their clinic on our school campus allows for those services to take place in a much easier way, in a way that better serves student needs."

The new clinic will be in addition to the nurses already employed by the district, and will provide screenings, testing, health exams, immunizations, physicals, and mental health services.

"And we really learned through COVID that students have far greater health needs that really span beyond physical health. And we've seen students express needs for services for mental health support as well."

Doctor Savage says the clinic will serve all students in Rock Island County, not just those in the Moline School District.

The clinic will be located in the A-wing of Moline High School once renovations are completed, and probably open in September.