SHERIDAN, Colo. (CBS4)– A partnership between the Sheridan Faculty District and CU’s Faculty of Nursing is enhancing entry to well being care for college kids. The attain of the medical workers goes far past these appointments.
Daisy Sanchez is a affected person and has been for years.
“My instructor truly informed me in regards to the college primarily based clinic I got here and I used to be seen right here,” she stated.
Sanchez was 14 years outdated when she visited the CU Youth Clinic, run by the CU Faculty of Nursing for the primary time.
On the time she was a scholar with SOAR.
“My academics knew I used to be coming over right here; I used to be in a position to stroll over right here. simply subsequent door and my mother didn’t have to fret about lacking work or discover the appropriate time for me to overlook college,” she stated.
Integrating the clinic into the Sheridan Faculty campus offers entry that Superintendent Pat Sandos says is invaluable for his group.
“We have now 1,350 children, about 85% are free and decreased in some type after which we’ve got a homeless inhabitants that’s about one out of 4 children,” he stated.
Sandos stated with out the clinic, lots of his college students seemingly wouldn’t have entry high quality well being care.
“We have now conditions the place children need to play their households might not have the means to go get a bodily they usually might not need to burden their household with that,” he stated.
Among the companies are free. Up to now this yr, they supplied 65 physicals and practically 100 dental exams for college kids. The companies that aren’t free are made inexpensive by way of a reduction program.
“You’ve acquired counseling, psych, med administration, dental and first care, and it turns into like a house for the scholars and households on this group,” stated Anna Padgett Seigel, a behavioral well being supplier on the clinic.
Sanchez agrees with Seigel, the clinic offers greater than a handy checkup, it’s a protected place to develop.