Clatsop County Public Health Department, in partnership with Astoria School District and Coastal Family Health Center, is working to establish a school-based health center.
There are more than 60 school-based health centers in Oregon, and 1,800 nationwide, providing a variety of healthcare services to children and teens, including routine physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, treatment of minor injuries, immunizations and health education.
Data show that school-based health centers help decrease student absenteeism, reduce unnecessary and costly emergency room visits, and ensure quality and cost-effective care for children and adolescents.
UPDATE - May 9, 2013
Astoria School District Board votes to not pursue School-Based Health Center proposal at this time.
Daily Astorian article
More information is available about school-based health centers in Oregon through the links below:
Public meeting presentations
Listen to KMUN 'Friday Feature' May 3 broadcast on School-Based Health Centers
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