SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Public Schools partnering with Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care to provide mobile services directly to students and families within the school system.
The partnership kicked off on Monday. The new collaboration will provide services from a provider at low or no cost from a mobile healthcare unit.
The SCCPSS superintendent says this is a way to prevent students from being absent and is convenient for those who need medical services on-site.
"People don't have to go to another location to get those services. They'll be able to have a fully comprehensive medical van coming to the door of the school. Kids come to school, parents bring them to school, so they'll be able to access those health services right on site," said Dr. Ann Levett, SCCPSS Superintendent.
Tuesday, the new partnership was debuted for the second day at Building Bridges Middle School in Savannah.
"They have the option to have the bus come up to the school, the medical bus. Kids don't have to come home from school sick anymore, so they worked around it," said parent, Carla Church.
The SCCPSS and Curtis V. Cooper partnership will showcase the new mobile units throughout the week.
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