October 5, 2020
SAVE THE DATE! Open House at Longfellow Family Clinic August 12 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Stop in to view the clinic and enroll your family!
The Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) and Longfellow Elementary School are very excited about our partnership with Lakeshore Community Health Care (LCHC) to offer our families access to the Longfellow Family Clinic, a primary medical care clinic right inside Longfellow Elementary School.
Lakeshore Community Health Care provides dental services in schools throughout Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties, as well as mental health care in Sheboygan schools through United Way of Sheboygan County’s PATH program, in addition to its clinic-based services.
The Longfellow Family Clinic will offer medical services to students, their parents, and their siblings. As with all of its care, LCHC will provide care regardless of insurance status or family income level.
“SASD's partnership with Lakeshore Community Health Care is a unique opportunity to offer Longfellow families quick and easy access to their medical home,” explained Lori Hamilton, SASD’s Lead School Nurse. “Students and their families will receive important preventive and scheduled medical care like immunizations, medication checks, well-child visits, and some urgent care needs.”
The clinic will be staffed by a Nurse Practitioner and a Medical Assistant.
By providing care in school, the Longfellow Family Clinic eliminates important barriers to care. Students and their families do not have to travel for medical care, so students are able to stay in school, parents do not have to leave work, and transportation is not needed.
“Removing access barriers to quality healthcare will most assuredly assist students in missing less school due to appointments or illness, and will allow parents to more easily focus on their work,” shared Seth Harvatine, SASD’s Superintendent.
Paul DePagter, Longfellow Elementary School’s Principal added, “One of our main goals has always been to work with our community partners to provide our families at Longfellow with the resources necessary for our students to be successful each day.”
The SASD and LCHC are grateful and proud to announce that funding for the first year of the project has been fully secured, thanks to generous contributions from The United Way of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Dave and Sandy Sachse, the Black Springs Foundation, and the Hugh & Ruth Vollrath Ross Charitable Fund. It’s anticipated that the Longfellow Family Clinic will be self-sufficient, requiring no ongoing funding after the first year.