At Rivers Health, we believe the first step in building a healthier future for our community is ensuring access to quality health care for our children. To help give children a healthy start in life, PVH has launched the Mason County Comprehensive Healthy Kids Program, providing medical care at Ashton Elementary, Beale Elementary, Hannan Junior Senior High, Leon Elementary, Mason County Career Center, New Haven Elementary, Point Pleasant Intermediate, Point Pleasant Primary, Roosevelt Elementary, and Wahama Junior Senior High school. Mason County School students and employees can enroll by completing the PVH school based health form at the link below. Please take the completed form to your school office for delivery to the PVH Nurse Practitioner or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by a certified nurse practitioner and support staff, they offer sports physicals, annual well child visits, immunizations, diagnostic screening exams, dietitian consultations and pre-enrollment checks. They also treat minor illnesses and injuries and provide prenatal care to expectant mothers, improving school attendance and classroom success. With an emphasis on injury prevention and education, they perform baseline concussion testing and helmet fittings for young athletes, conduct CPR certification and ATV safety courses and offer drug prevention programs for students of all ages.
The Mason County Comprehensive Healthy Kids Program goes beyond meeting students’ immediate medical needs. When students don’t have to miss school for regular doctor’s appointments, their classroom behavior and attendance improve, and dropout rates are reduced. Parents no longer have to miss work or coordinate travel to give their children the medical attention they need. Prescriptions are delivered electronically to each child’s preferred pharmacy, allowing instant and convenient access to the appropriate medicines and treatments. Most importantly, the program keeps at-risk children from slipping through the cracks.
The nurse practitioner serves school faculty and staff as well. With access to the full range of services and programs led by the highly specialized physicians of Rivers Health, Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall Health, students and faculty throughout Mason County have the opportunity to receive state-of-the-art care in a familiar, convenient setting.
From preventative medicine and well-child exams to the treatment of a wide range of illnesses and injuries, from consistent and reliable medical care to comprehensive education programs, the Mason County Comprehensive Healthy Kids Program is ensuring a brighter, healthier future for our children.