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Groundbreaking on School Based Medical Clinic

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A School Based Clinic broke ground early Wednesday afternoon by Amistad Elementary School. A School Based Clinic broke ground early Wednesday afternoon by Amistad Elementary School.
 KENNEWICK, WA - A School Based Clinic broke ground early Wednesday afternoon by Amistad Elementary School. This is a first for the Kennewick School District after a federal grant was given to the district in order to take care of medical needs for students in the area.

Tri-Cities Community Health will be running the clinic that should be opening in February. The clinic is open to all students in the Kennewick School District. The clinic will have physicians, pediatricians, laboratory and radiology services.     

CEO Al Kordova says, "Now the clinic though, will be available to anybody, students, regardless of their financial status. Now if they have insurance, we will be glad to take them too. No student will be turned away due to inability to pay."

The federal grant allowed $250,000 to build the clinic, while Tri-Cities Community Health will be responsible for the $250,000 to $275,000 a year it will take to run the clinic.

This is the second School Based Clinic in our area; Pasco has one near Ochoa Middle School. If student's needs cannot be met at these clinics they can be referred out by Tri-Cities Community Health.
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