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School Health Link Will Open in Moline High School

Moline High School
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.

"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.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois. While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS. Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.