Health services expand in Plainville schools

Health services expand in Plainville schools

Record-Journal

Plainville Community Schools and the Wheeler Clinic are pleased to announce that a second School Based Health Services Center opened May 1 at the Middle School of Plainville. The center provides integrated behavioral health assessments, individual, family or targeted group therapy, coordination of care with the school and facilitation of primary and dental care for students and their families.

The Middle School of Plainville joins Linden Street School in this partnership to help students with anxiety, depression, academic and peer challenges, trauma-related issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and much more. It also provides connections to other services, including primary and dental care at Wheeler's Health and Wellness Centers and other programs.

The health-based services are provided through family Medicaid, Medicare and commercial health insurance programs. A sliding fee scale is available based on family size and income.

Parents or legal guardians may contact the Middle School of Plainville School Psychologist, Justine Misseri, at 860-793-3250 for assistance to schedule an initial appointment.

For additional information, parents and legal guardians may also contact Erin Smithe, LPC, program manager of Wheeler Clinic's Children's Outpatient Services, at 860-793-3860.

Director of Special Services, Vicki Trzcinski, stated, "Plainville Community Schools is committed to supporting families to access behavioral health services within the community and is grateful for the partnership with Wheeler Clinic. Given the Center for Disease Control's reports that 1 in 5 children is impacted in school by mental health issues, it is essential that schools and families work together to identify these issues as early as possible and work together to ensure children and their families get the treatment and support they need to be successful in school and in life."

-- Press Release


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