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School-Based Health Center

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Mt. Vernon City Schools has partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide students with the same health care they would receive at a doctor’s office – right at school. The Nationwide Children’s school-based health center, located inside the high school adjacent to the Career Center Upper Lot, provides additional access to health services and is open to all Mt. Vernon students and their siblings.

The school-based health center can:

    Help when your child has a sore throat, bad cough, earache, headache
    Give shots (immunizations)
    Do blood work
    Perform checkups (well visits)
    Send medication to the pharmacy
    Provide sports physicals
    Treat Asthma
    Treat anxiety, depression and ADHD
    Connect you with a doctor
    Treat diabetes
    And more

The center is not meant to replace your child’s existing pediatrician or family doctor. A parent or guardian must provide consent for your child to be seen by the provider. Select Universal Consent Form, or see your school nurse for consent forms.

Call (740) 326-5120, option 3, to schedule an appointment or for more information. You can also learn more by visiting

Smart Goals

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Spring Sports Physicals

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Is your child starting a spring sport? Do they still need a physical? They can get a sports physical at our @NationwideChildrensHospital school-based health center. Call (740) 326-5120, option 3, to schedule an appointment or learn more:

Why do Kids Need to go to the Doctor so Often?

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It can be tempting to put well checks and doctor visits on hold when life gets busy. But, as a parent, you know how fast children grow – physically and emotionally. And your questions and concerns can grow right along with them. This is why well child visits are so important. Well-child visits help:

  • Prevent illness and injury – Well-child visits are a great time to discuss general safety in your home or child’s daycare or school to prevent injury. It is also the time for your child to get any vaccines they may need.
  • Track growth and development – At well visits, your child’s height, weight, and other growth milestones are recorded. This lets your child’s provider track their growth and development and identify any problems. Hearing, vision and other screening tests may be a part of the visit as well.
  • Raise concerns – Are you worried about your child’s development? Their diet? Well-child visits are the perfect time to discuss these and other concerns with your child’s provider. And remember, mental health is just as important as physical health. Talk to your child’s doctor if you’re worried about changes in their mood or personality. They can help you get to the root of the problem or refer you to someone who can help.
Attending well visits regularly over the course of your child’s growing up years shows how being proactive can lead to a healthier life.

Haven’t had a well visit recently? Your child can get their well visit at the Nationwide Children’s school-based health center at Mount Vernon High School. Call (740) 326-5120, option 3, to schedule an appointment.

Vaccines at School

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Don’t forget! If your child is entering kindergarten, 7th, or 12th grade, they may need vaccines to attend school. They can get these vaccines at the Nationwide Children’s school-based health center at Mount Vernon High School, open to all students and their siblings ages 3+. Call (614) 355-2590, option 3, to schedule an appointment or learn more at Nationwide Children's.

On Our Sleeves

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It’s time that everyone understands and promotes children’s mental health and our friends at @OnOurSleeves are leading the way. They give expert-created resources to all U.S. communities so everyone can understand and promote mental health for children. The conversation starters from On Our Sleeves help our family stay connected and build healthy relationships with one another. Anyone can get these conversation starters at

Medical Coverage

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Do you have Medicaid coverage through Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, Molina Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Humana Healthy Horizons, AmeriHealth Caritas or United Healthcare Community insurance? Make sure your contact information is updated with Medicaid and keep watch for an important mailing about how you can keep your coverage. Learn more at


Lori Shuler APRN-CNP

voice: (614) 355-2590