Bethel school-based health center proposed

Sep 03, 2014 -- 1:15pm
- BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - The Lower Kuskokwim School District wants to bring a student health center to a Bethel school. KYUK reports the goal is to offer services provided by the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. and the state's public health nursing program. The board of the health corporation has not yet taken action on the proposal. Schools Superintendent Jacob Jensen says he is hoping a center could be open by the end of October, and initially be open one day a month. A location has not yet been finalized, but YKHC corporate medical director Joe Klejka says locating the center near students would be crucial. Klejka says the center may be staffed by a pediatric resident. Public health nursing providers could offer services such as pregnancy testing.

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