School-Based Health Clinic in Gadsden
School children in the East Gadsden community will soon have a new facility for their medical care. Quality of Life Health Services held the official groundbreaking today on a new, permanent facility for their school-based health clinic program. The facility will be located adjacent to Litchfield Middle School and Oscar Adams elementary school and will serve children and their families in the East Gadsden area. Quality of Life CEO Wayne Rowe says that the new building will be filled with state-of the-art equipment and will be much bigger than the current temporary facility. The new facility will join a clinic that is already in place at Gadsden City High School and a mobile clinic that travels around to all of the city’s schools. 4th District Congressman Robert Aderholt was on hand for today’s event and says that the school-based health clinics are truly a cooperative effort of the local school system, local government, state government and the federal government. He points to the program as one of the ways our country is getting healthcare *right*. The target population for the school-based clinics is the students of Gadsden City Schools, but the services of the clinics are also available to the siblings and parents of students.