Health clinics will be established at four Metro schools through a $500,000 federal grant awarded to Nashville-based United Neighborhood Health Services.
Starting fall 2012, the non-profit will take its services to the following: Hunters Lane High School, McGavock High School, Haynes Middle School and Rose Park Middle School.
For no charge, students at the schools will have access to health screenings. In addition, United Neighborhood will offer health promotion and disease prevention activities, and care for acute or chronic illnesses.
Led by CEO Mary Bufwack, United Neighborhood Health Services strives to eliminate the economic barriers that prevent many from receiving quality health care. The non-profit has several clinics across the county.
United Neighborhood Health Services already has clinics at Antioch, Glencliff, Maplewood, Stratford and Whites Creek high schools.