Where is the school-based health clinic?
It is at Washington Elementary School, 1025 W. 23rd Street, Lorain, with a separate entrance for Lorain City Schools students and staff who utilize the clinic.
What are the operating hours of the school-based health clinic?
The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
What qualifications and training do the healthcare professionals at the clinic have?
A certified nurse practitioner will serve the clinic.
My child attends another school. Can they still be seen at the clinic?
Lorain City Schools will provide shuttle transportation from surrounding schools to the clinic.
What steps do I need to take to use the services?
A parent or guardian must sign a lifetime consent form before a student may access the health clinic. Lifetime consent forms are available at your child's school and can be downloaded HERE.
Will the clinics treat my child without my permission?
No. For your child to use the clinic, a parent or guardian must give consent. Lifetime consent forms are available at your child's school and can be downloaded HERE.
Is there a cost for the health services?
Yes, QUICKmed charges for services, but they will be billed to your health insurance, Medicaid, or other coverage you have. You remain responsible for any amounts you owe because of copays, deductibles, or other terms of your health coverage.
How is the health clinic different from the services provided by the school nurses?
The school nurse's role is to follow the existing protocols to triage students with illness or injury for appropriate treatment. Their role is staying the same. QUICKmed can treat illnesses and injuries and help manage chronic conditions. It also offers services to keep your child healthy, such as well-child visits, immunizations, and physicals for school, sports, and camp.
My child has an appointment/what if I can't be there?
All efforts will be made to communicate with the parent/guardian regarding their child's care and all care decisions. Once a lifetime consent form is signed, we will also ask you to complete a health history to help our staff be as well-informed as possible regarding your child.
Why did we select QUICKmed as our partner for the school-based clinic?
We selected QUICKmed as a partner because of their long-standing commitment to serving the needs of local communities with high-quality healthcare services and dedication to making healthcare easier and more accessible. The school-based clinic model is not new for QUICKmed, with such clinics serving schools in Youngstown, Lyndhurst, Salem, Warren, and now Lorain.
Who is paying for this?
All healthcare services will be billed through Medicaid or private insurance. Lorain City Schools and QUICKmed entered into a 10-year partnership at a cost of about $115,000 per year for the first five years, with plans for self-sufficiency after that. The district will use federal title grant funds earmarked for student wellness to pay for the clinic, similar to how the previous clinic was funded.