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School Health Link clinic opens at Moline High School to serve Rock Island County youth

The newly-opened clinic, located inside Moline High School on Avenue of the Cities, is open to all Rock Island County youth and aims to help those in need.

MOLINE, Ill. — A new health clinic is open at Moline High School, aiming to serve students with the most need for care in Rock Island County.

The School Health Link clinic, now open at Moline High School at 3600 Avenue of the Cities, offers convenient preventative medical care, such as vaccines, acute medical care, for concerns like flu and infections, and referrals for children, adolescents, and infants, and more.

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In total the clinic can provide these services:

  • Well Child Visits
  • School Physicals
  • Sports Physicals
  • Behavioral Health
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Nutrition Health Education
  • Immunizations
  • Lead Screenings
  • STD Testing
  • Pregnancy Testing

The clinic is open to all Rock Island County youth and aims especially to serve those whose health care needs might not be met.

“Our goal is to provide a medical home for children in need,” School Health Link Board Chairperson Scot Meskimen said. “We primarily serve patients who are uninsured, underinsured or on Medicaid, but we also take most insurances and will not deny care for services based on a family's ability to pay."

"By entering the school, we increase the accessibility to care for hundreds of kids. Additionally, by increasing our presence in the schools, we will have the ability to be more proactive with our care,” Meskimen said.

“It just makes it far more accessible for the family,” Moline Superintendent Rachel Savage said. “Sometimes, it’s very hard to get an appointment with private medical providers, especially this time of year. So having an additional provider in the community helps those families get those appointments.” 

School Health Link is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with 24-hour emergency care available through Trinity Emergency Rooms.

Transportation to the clinic is available to all students through MetroLink buses, which are available for free to all students with ID.

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