Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Partners for Healthy Students Program provides free healthcare to uninsured and underinsured students and their siblings in 27 school clinics in four school districts in western Yavapai County. Eligible children are seen by a pediatric nurse practitioner, who works closely with school nurses to ensure that students and their siblings receive the high-quality healthcare they need and deserve. The Arizona Department of Health Services licenses all of the clinics. Participation is voluntary and a parent must be present during a child's visit.
Partners for Healthy Students provides parents with the opportunity to give their children the gift of health. Healthy children feel better, perform better in school, enjoy life and have a better chance of growing into healthy, active adults.
Services range from well-child care and treatment of common childhood illnesses to management of chronic illnesses. Medication, if needed, is dispensed at the time of the visit. If other community resources are needed, Partners for Healthy Students helps the family connect with the appropriate agency or agencies.