C.F. High Has New Outlook On Health: A Blackstone Valley Community Health Care News Article

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C.F. High Has New Outlook On Health

The neighborhood health station at Central Falls High School, which provides health and medical care for students, is considered to be an opportunity to build a culture of health for the school and city as a whole, officials said.

Christine Hansen, chief operating officer with Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, explained that the clinic opened in October 2014 and since then “we’ve seen skyrocketing growth in the number of students who have used the center here. That’s due to the engagement of school administration, staff, practice managers, and providers here, Hansen said, calling the center “extremely valuable.

The center provides health and medical care for students. Central Falls formerly had a school-based health center at the high school years ago, but it was closed due to lack of funding. The school-based health center shares an electronic medical record with Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, ensuring seamless transition of health information for students and health center patients.