School clinic readies for opening

A new school-based clinic at Iola Elementary School will open Jan. 16 and serve all students in the district. The school board also accepted a new donation for the library from Iola Rotary Club; the club has donated $21,750 to the district since July.

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November 30, 2022 - 2:53 PM

Rotarians Chelsea Lea and Bob Hawk talk about the donations. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

A school-based health clinic officially opens on Jan. 16 at Iola Elementary School.

The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas is providing the service. 

Students and faculty can access the clinic for a variety of health care needs, beyond the services typically provided by a school nurse. That could include well-child checkups, immunizations, tests for infectious diseases like strep throat and injuries at school, as well as writing prescriptions.

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