New health clinic opens for local high school students

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Topeka High students won’t have to leave school now in order to go see a doctor.

The Campus Care Clinic at Topeka High School had it’s ribbon cutting Tuesday evening.

Students will now be able to get their sports physicals done here, as well as vaccines, blood tests, and other services.

The University of Kansas Health System partnered with the school to help open this clinic.

Topeka Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson says this clinic will help cut down on sick days. Not just by keeping kids healthy, but by giving students a chance to get their health issues addressed, even for those who normally wouldn’t.

“Health care right now in many places ia a privilege, but we want them to know it’s a right,” said Dr. Anderson. “You have the right to feel and be healthy. We have the expectation as yuong adults and teens that you take care of yourself and you have self care, and here’s what that looks like.”

Dr. Anderson says she wants to provide health care for all of the district’s 14,000 students. 

The clinic will be open three days during the school week.

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