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GRPS school-based health centers open during summer break

May 31, 2019 (mlive) – During summer break, students and their families can continue to rely on the school-based health centers at three high schools in Grand Rapids Public Schools for a full range of services.

The school year ends today for the district’s more than 16,000 students. Beginning Monday, June 3, the centers will be open for primary health care, mental/behavioral health care, and dental care, according to Kim Baron, director of health services for GRPS.

District students and their siblings age 10 to 21 can receive treatment at Innovation Central, Ottawa Hills and Union high schools. Health care services are also available to community youth who do not attend GRPS in the specified age range.

“We will see any student that comes in, appointment or not,’’ Baron said. “Last school year, we provided primary and mental health care services to approximately 1,600 students but that dipped over the summer.’’

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