GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- Central High will be the first high school in Mesa County with a health clinic when it opens in March 2020.
Care providers from Marillac Health will run the clinic, and will help students and faculty with physical, behavioral and mental health services...even oral health.
The Colorado Health Foundation donated $300,000 dollars to help pay for the construction of the clinic. The school clinic will be one of 70 in the state.
"So it's actually going to be located within the cafetorium, so we carved out some space, approximately 11,000 square feet that will be available with three exam rooms,” says Marillac Director of Behavioral Health Jolene Joseph.
"In terms of our young people, you know we've had such tragedies in this community and I think that we are moving into an era where we realize the need to care for the whole child, and make sure whole child needs are met,” says D-51 Cathy Ebel.
The clinic will be called the "Warrior Wellness Center."
Students came up with the name and the logo for the new clinic.