Full-service health clinic, built inside Renton High, provides needed services to more than 1,100 students this year

April 26, 2019—Hundreds of Renton High School students have access to quality, free heath care thanks to our partnership with HealthPoint and the newly-built 1,400-square-foot health clinic inside Renton High.

In 2018, Renton Schools used funds supported by a voter-approved school construction bond measure to build a full health clinic right inside Renton High School to help support students who might not otherwise have access to quality healthcare. Teaming up with local healthcare provider HealthPoint, the two organizations secured a King County ‘Best Starts for Kids’ grant to be able to support teen health issues.

This school year, the walk-in clinic provided service to more than 1,100 students including primary and preventative medical care by a licensed medical doctor. Services offered include:

  • sports physicals, vaccinations, well-child checks, reproductive health, acute care;
  • dental screening and cleaning;
  • coordinated behavioral health care to address anxiety, depression, stress management and substance use;
  • health education; and
  • nutrition counseling.

Because of the partnership clinic, this year more than 100 teens became compliant with vaccine requirements through a dedicated vaccine day at the clinic, which helps keep those students in school and prevents the spread of illnesses. Additionally, many Renton High students reported that without the clinic they would not have been able to participate in sports and activities because their families do not have access to a healthcare provider.

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