WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18)– When a child is sick, parents have to scramble to get a doctor’s appointment and take their child out of school, but now, one school district said that they have a plan to make the process much easier.
There is now a brand new health clinic inside of Williamsburg Independent Schools.
“We thought, why not meet people where they’re at, which is here in the school system,” said Physician Assistant Sarah McQueen.
McQueen is now seeing patients inside the Williamsburg Independent School in the new Dayspring Family Health Center Clinic.
She said that as a parent, she knows how much of a hassle it can be to take your child out of school to see the doctor, but now, students can get everything from a strep test to a vaccine at school.
Superintendent Amon Couch said that parents will have to sign consent forms for their children to receive care, but he hopes that the clinic can help students in class.
McQueen said that they not only offer care to all K-12 students at the school, but also, all staff members.