MORRISANIA - New school-based health clinics are set to serve thousands of students in the Bronx.
At Morris High School, a state-of-the-art health facility offers medical, dental and mental health services will serve 1,600 students in what used to be a classroom.
The clinic is a partnership with Montefiore Medical Center. It will be staffed by a Montefiore physician, a nurse, a social worker, a part-time dentist and a community organizer.
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The health center will bill students’ insurance companies for services, and pick up the tab for uninsured students.
Morris High School’s clinic is one of 20 new school-based health centers that will come to city schools over the next three years as part of the Department of Education’s $30 million capital investment plan.