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Care Connection: Connecting Kids to A+ Health Care

Care Connection: Connecting Kids to A+ Health Care

Connect with a specialist: Find a school health clinic near you: Make an appointment: Our School-Based Asthma Therapy Program: Care Connection is a partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital, area schools and your child’s doctor to provide additional access to health care at your child’s school. School health clinics are available in select central Ohio schools. Our nurse practitioners can help when your child has a sore throat, bad cough, earache, headache, but they can also provide a number of other services including: • Give shots • Do blood work • Perform checkups • Send medication to the pharmacy • Provide sports physicals • Treat asthma • Help with work permit physicals • Treat anxiety, depression and ADHD • Test for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections • Provide education on birth control • Connect you with a doctor The child’s parent/guardian must provide consent for their child to be seen by the provider. Appointments at our school health clinics are available during school hours and, at some sites, before and after school. Walk-in appointments may be available. Parents/guardians are always welcome, but don’t need to be at the appointment. We’ll talk to you over the phone after the visit. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. When your child has any medical need, your first call should always be to your pediatrician. If your child does not have a pediatrician or family doctor, we will connect you to one. You can call (614) 355-2590 or contact your school nurse to make an appointment.
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This documentary, developed by Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Midwest with WVIZ/PBS ideastream, highlights efforts across Ohio to improve the health and academic outcomes of students in public schools through expanding access to health care. In the documentary, experts Matthew Linick, PhD (REL Midwest), Rebecca Sustersic Carroll (Health Policy Institute of Ohio), Mary Kay Irwin (Nationwide Children’s Hospital), and Anna Miller (Ohio Department of Education) discuss research on effective and evidence-based school-based health care (SBHC) practices and policy considerations important to making an effective SBHC system work. The program also features the stories of districts that are implementing SBHC models throughout Ohio and interviews with school district and healthcare professionals, including the MetroHealth mobile clinic and dental clinics at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital program operating in Columbus, the Holzer Family Medical Clinic at the Alexander Local School District in Albany, and the Primary Health Solutions clinic at Hamilton City School District in Hamilton. The documentary focuses on examples from Ohio, but the information and evidence shared in the program offer important learnings for people and groups based outside the state. Visit the REL Midwest website ( to learn how we are partnering with stakeholders to equip state and local education agency staff to access, use, and disseminate research results. This video was prepared under Contract ED-IES-17-C-0007 by Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, administered by American Institutes for Research. The content of this video does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Institute of Education Sciences or the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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