AMENIA – By next January, the Webutuck Central School District in Amenia expects to be the first school system in the Mid-Hudson Valley to have a full-service, school-based health center.
The facility, to be located inside the high school/intermediate school building, will provide primary care health services including physical, mental and dental, to students and their parents.
Schools Superintendent Raymond Castellani said Open Door Family Medical Centers based in Ossining, will operate the service, during weekdays to start.
“There is a business plan that Open Door does have and when they do have the ability to bill insurance of students; if a student or family does not have insurance, they have ways around that with the federal government and state government, so they work that out at zero cost to everyone in the district,” he said.
The Foundation for Community Health has awarded $100,000 for construction costs for the new service with other funding secured by area public officials.