Eye Care Now Available at School Based Health Programs- September 2019

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Community Health Center’s School Based Health Programs are excited to add eye
care to our medical, dental, nutrition, and behavioral health services
beginning September 2019! To sign up, complete and return an enrollment form (sent
home with students at the beginning of the school year) or simply call us (667-0142)
and we will set up an appointment.

All Gateway
Regional School Based Health Programs, operated by Hilltown Community Health
Centers, are conveniently located in the main complex of Gateway, with mobile
care (health, dental and behavioral health) to Chester Elementary School.  This makes it easier to ask questions, get
paperwork and return paperwork in one central location for all services.

School Based Health Center (SBHC) is available to be your child’s primary care
provider to give immunizations, physicals, treat earaches, sore throats,
asthma, playground mishaps, and to address most of your child’s health care
needs.  Gateway SBHC works closely with
the parents and school nurses of each student. 
Gateway SBHC also has four behavioral health specialists to address any
mental health needs that may arise, and a nutritionist who is also a diabetes
educator. New this year we are adding eye care services and exams! Gateway SBHC
is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Grins is the School Based Dental program that provides comprehensive dental

dental cleanings, fluoride varnishes, dental sealants, amalgam fillings,
(silver fillings) composite fillings, (white fillings) and emergency dental
care.  Gator Grins dental program is
available Monday through Friday 7:30-3:00 to answer any questions you have, and
runs clinic hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00-3:00.  Gator Grins operates on Thursdays when
servicing Chester Elementary School. 

If you
have questions or need forms you can call (413)667-0142 or visit the Gateway
School Based Health Center office at the Gateway complex. You can access them
online at www.hchcweb.org or www.grsd.org under “quick links.   Enrollment forms are also available at both
Hilltown Community Health Centers Huntington and Worthington sites. You may fax
any paperwork directly to Gateway School Based Health Center at (413)-667-0145.
Paperwork at the elementary schools may be returned in your child’s weekly red folder.

The mission
of the Gateway School Based Health Programs is to save parents time and money
by having their child seen for medical and dental appointments in a comfortable
setting right at their school.  This
eliminates extended time away from class room learning, and eliminates the need
for parents to take unnecessary time off from work. 

No Gateway
Regional School District funds are used.

We look
forward to another great year!