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Now Open! 1st FC School-Based Health Center

On March 9, Forsyth County Schools celebrated the grand opening of the Georgia Highlands Medical Center at Cumming Elementary School. As the first school-based clinic in Forsyth County, the location will provide on-site medical and mental health services to students, staff and their families with the goal of keeping kids healthy and in school.
The Center is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Georgia Primary Care Association, as well as a local fundraiser organized by Georgia Highlands Medical Services. It will be staffed by a therapist, nurse practitioner, and clinical social workers who will be working with the students' parents/guardians to provide primary care, mental health care, and oral care screening and treatment. They will also be able to offer physical exams, prescribe and dispense medication, bill public and private insurance for reimbursable services, conduct clinical and lab tests, and treat chronic illnesses.