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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Public Schools dedicated its newest school-based health care center at Hughes High School Monday.
The center is the first in CPS High School, providing primary medical care to students. School officials say the ready access to health care in school settings keeps children healthier, reducing illness and absences that can be barriers to learning.
"It's just wonderful to have access to health care K-12 because our high school students need that also and we just wish we had more resources to do that," says CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan.
The latest clinic is the third such center to open in CPS over the past two years. The others are located at Oyler School and Woodward Career Technical High School.
The centers are operated by Neighborhood Health Care, Inc., and funded by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.