Members of the Liberty School District’s elementary school community don’t have to go far for care when illness or injury strikes in the middle of the school day; in fact, they don’t even have to leave the grounds. WFMJ in Youngstown, OH reports that as of a few weeks ago, the “Leopard MedClinic”—named for the school mascot but operated by QUICKmed Urgent care—is open and ready to see students with urgent care needs. The intent is to make it possible for more kids to stay in school or at least ease the transportation burdens that arise when a parent has to leave work to pick the child up, then make their way to the pediatrician’s office (or, more likely, a local urgent care center), though parents and school staff are welcome to use the clinic for their own healthcare needs, as well. District Superintendent Andy Tommelleo is quoted in the report as noting that “transportation is a big issue…and this provides a convenient service.” If a prescription is needed, it’s held for pick-up at the end of the school day.
When the School Campus and Urgent Care Campus Are One and the Same