Cleveland, OH,
12:17 PM

The MetroHealth System Partners with CMSD and Integrated Health to Open Three In-School Clinics for District Students, Families and Staff

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Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and the MetroHealth System's School Health Program have announced the opening of three new in-school Wellness Centers at Mound Elementary School, Glenville High School and Clara E Westropp Elementary School.

The opening of Mound Wellness Center, Glenville Wellness Center and Clara E Westropp Wellness Center coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the collaboration between MetroHealth and CMSD to provide school-based healthcare services. The program continues to expand under the District’s Integrated Health Initiative, which aims to improve family access to healthcare by providing health services in schools.

"We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with MetroHealth System to make this resource available to CMSD scholars, their families and CMSD staff where these clinics are housed," said CMSD CEO Dr. Warren Morgan. "Healthcare access is essential for overall well-being, and we believe this clinic will serve a vital role in meeting accessibility needs while providing high-quality services to the CMSD community, so they can thrive.”

Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, nearly $4.5 million was awarded to MetroHealth's School Health Program in the spring of 2022 to renovate and expand these wellness centers and add new healthcare services throughout the District. Construction and capital expense management is coordinated with the Ohio Departments of Education and Health. Additional funds are being made available through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund.

"The new in-school clinics demonstrate MetroHealth’s commitment to go beyond the walls of our hospitals to bring high-quality healthcare to members of our community where they live, work and learn,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Dr. Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE. “Through this valuable partnership and innovative efforts like this, we are fulfilling our promise to fight for health equity and tear down social barriers to good health that exist in our community.”

MetroHealth’s School Health Program addresses those social barriers, like food insecurity and lack of access to safe housing, reliable transportation, and digital connectivity, by connecting families to community resources that can help.

The Wellness Centers will offer physicals, chronic disease management, care coordination, immunizations, mental health screenings, urgent care, lab work and other primary care services to District students, families, and employees. Preventive dental care and telehealth will also be available through MetroHealth providers. Appointments can be made by calling 216-957-1303 or coordinating with a CMSD school nurse. Walk-in appointments will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to the new in-school clinics, MetroHealth School Health Program operates mobile units that serve more than 10 locations within the District as part of its partnership with CMSD's Integrated Health Initiative.

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit