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School-based health clinics pilot program in eight counties

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School-based health clinics pilot program in eight counties
By WVEA Communications staff

Teachers and education employees at about 17 schools across eight counties are eligible to participate in a pilot program at their home school-based health clinics, which would allow them to take advantage of reduced or waived copays when they see a primary care physician at the school clinic.

Education employees who choose to enroll in a Comprehensive Care Partnership Program (CCP) will receive copay discounts or waived copays when they see the doctor for primary and also urgent care at their school-based clinic.

PEIA members who want to sign up for the Comprehensive Care Partnership can visit the school-based health clinic at their school, complete the CCP paperwork onsite and schedule an annual wellness visit.   

More information about the Comprehensive Care Partnership Program can be found at www.wvpeia.com or at your school-based clinic.   

The following providers will be involved in the pilot program:      

Family Care is found at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School in Kanawha County and their mobile unit serves six schools in Putnam County: Winfield High, Winfield Middle, Buffalo Elementary, Buffalo High, George Washington Elementary and George Washington Middle School.

Cabin Creek offers services at Riverside High School and Sissonville High School.

Valley Health serves Huntington High, Cabell Midland High and Spring Valley High School in Cabell County.

New River Family Health has locations involved in the pilot in Nicholas County at Summersville Middle, at Oak Hill High in Fayette County and at Coal City Elementary in Raleigh County.    

Schools affiliated with Community Care are: Buckhannon Upshur Middle in Upshur County and Clay High School and Clay Elementary School in Clay County.

The goal is to eventually expand the pilot to more school-based clinics around the state, PEIA officials said.