School-based health center opens in Kenton Co. school

FORT WRIGHT, KY (FOX19) - A grand opening of a new health care resource for Kenton County students opened on Wednesday.

HealthPoint Family Care and the Kenton County School District partnered to bring a school-based health center to River Ridge Elementary School.

The center will be open 16 hours per week, staffed by HealthPoint nurse practitioner Brandy Andrew, offering physical exams, immunizations, diagnosis and treatments.

School officials say the school-based health centers provide advantages for students and parents, including convenient, inexpensive care where children already spend most of the day and reduces absences due to illness.

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