Comprehensive, Adolescent-Friendly Health Care
Fevers, asthma attacks, and even a regular doctor’s appointment can make your student miss half a day of school or more. And that can take you away from work or child care, making it a challenge to juggle everyday life. The school nurse simply isn’t legally allowed to do much more than tell your student whether they need to go home or stay at school.
But at the In-School Health Clinic in Peoria, Illinois, your student has access to a full-range of health care services that can keep them healthy, so they can focus on what’s important: their education.
When you enroll your student at one of three In-School Health Clinic locations, they’ll see nurse practitioners who are highly trained in working with adolescents. They understand exactly how to communicate complicated health information in a way your student will understand, and every center is inclusive of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
For more information, contact email@example.com for more information. If you are interested in enrolling your student in the general Health Care services of the In-School Health Clinics, download the In-School Health Enrollment Packet.
What Health Care Services Does the In-School Health Clinic Provide?
Think of the In-School Health Clinic like your family doctor’s office. Students grades 5-12 can get a full-range of health care services from a nurse practitioner, including:
- School physicals
- Sports physicals
- Flu vaccines
- HPV vaccines
- MMR vaccines
- Tdap vaccines
- School readiness vaccines
- Sexual health services
- STI testing
- STI treatment
- Birth control
- General health education
- Nutrition education
- Sexual and reproductive health education
- Mental health risk assessments and referrals
- Basic one-on-one mental health counseling
- Quick medical care for injuries or illnesses
- Referrals to other health care providers
- Maintenance of chronic illnesses
- Other community health resources
Just like your primary care doctor’s office, your child’s health information is fully protected by health care privacy laws. Note that students who are 12 or older can legally access sexual health services without a parent or legal guardian’s consent or knowledge while still using their parent or legal guardian’s insurance information. Whatever sexual health services they access — whether that’s STI testing and treatment or getting birth control — it is fully confidential, just like a hospital or community health clinic.
Where Is the In-School Health Clinic?
The In-School Health Clinic has three locations, and any Peoria Public School student can go to these clinics by making an appointment during school hours once a parent or legal guardian has enrolled them:
Peoria High School
1615 North North Street
Peoria, IL 61604
811 Griswold Street
Peoria, IL 61605
Trewyn Middle School
1419 S. Folkers Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
What Does the In-School Health Clinic Cost?
The In-School Health Clinic accepts most major private and state insurance with normal out-of-pocket expenses related to your insurance carrier. If you don’t have insurance, your student can still get access to care. If you have questions about payment options, please talk to one of the clinic staff members.
Who Can Use the In-School Health Clinics?
The UnityPoint In-School Health Clinics are accessible to all Peoria Public Schools students. All families need to do is fill out a consent form for the clinic and schedule an appointment at one of the three In-School Health Clinics.
How Do I Enroll My Student?
Stop by the Peoria High School, Manual Academy, or Trewyn Middle School office to get a clinic consent form or call their school office to request a consent form by mail. Return the consent form to the school to complete your enrollment. To receive an enrollment form contact Becca Mathis.
What If I Still Have Questions?
If you have any questions about the In-School Health Clinic, including how to enroll your student, contact Becca Mathis at the Hult Center for Healthy Living at 309-692-6650.