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Congressman to Visit Mobile Health Center
August 15, 2012

The Vermillion-Parke Community Health Center is kicking off the new school year on August 15th by beginning services for students with the Mobile School-Based Health Center (MSBHC).

Congressman Larry Buschon will be on-hand to celebrate with Riverton Parke High School, as the first school visited by the MSBHC for the 2012-2013 school year. The MSBHC will travel all 14 schools in the five school corporations of Parke and Vermillion counties. This includes the following school corporations: North Vermillion, South Vermillion, Southwest Parke, Rockville and Turkey Run.

The mobile health center is a mobile medical clinic that will provide a full range of health care services so students can avoid health-related absences and get additional support to succeed in the classroom. The MSBHC will provide scheduled, on-site access during the academic day when school is in session.

A Family Nurse Practitioner and nursing staff will be providing care to students, through the mobile health center. The mobile health center will provide services for acute problems, such as immunizations, school physicals, sore throat, fever, vomiting, flu symptoms, rash, cough, cold, earache and well-child visits.

Students must be enrolled through the mobile health center, in order to receive health care services. All students are eligible to enroll. If you have questions, would like more information, or need enrollment forms for the mobile health center, please call (765) 828-1003 or email mobile@vpchc.org.

The MSBHC health center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance. If a student does not have any health care coverage, they may be eligible for sliding fee scale. Health care coverage information will be collected from the MSBHC student enrollment form. If a student is enrolled in the MSBHC, their insurance or health care coverage will be billed for any services the student receives

The VPCHC Clinton and Cayuga locations are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Clinton After-Hours Clinic is open Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact the Clinton office at (765) 828-1003 or 777 S. Main St., Ste 100, Clinton, IN 47842. Contact the Cayuga office at (765) 492-9042 or 114. N. Division St., Cayuga, IN 47928.

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United States Congressman for the 8th District, Larry Buschon (second from left), was on hand for the first day that the new Mobile School-Based Health Center (MSBHC) visited Riverton Parke Jr.-Sr. High School on Wednesday, August 15. Shown with Buschon are, from left to right, Elizabeth M. Burrows, Executive Director of the Valley Professionals Community Health Center, Tiffani Martin, Human Resources Manager of VPCHC, Eddie McFarland, Chief Executive Officer of VPCHC, Jennifer Inman, MSBHC Nurse Practitioner of VPCHC, and Amy Clarkson, MSBHC nurse of VPCHC.

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United States 8th District Congressman Larry Buschon (second from left) was on hand for the first day that the new Mobile School-Based Health Center (MSBHC) visited Riverton Parke Jr.-Sr. High School on Wednesday, August 15. Shown with Buschon, from left to right, are Southwest Parke Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Leonard Orr, Buschon, RP students Morgan Blacketer and Kelly Combs, SWP Nurse Marla Hasbrouck, and Elizabeth M. Burrows, Executive Director of the Valley Professionals Community Health Center.