Denver Health School-based Health Center Nationally Recognized
May 31, 2019
Specifically, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College was noted for its creative allocation of resources that allows it to have three full-time mental health professionals working onsite to help students. These services are possible through Denver Health’s School-based Health Center located at the school.
The Washington Post wrote about the honor, noting that more than 70 percent of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College students use the School-based Health Center, which also includes dental, vision and physician services.
Denver Health’s School-based Health Centers began operations in 1987 at Abraham Lincoln High School and now serve 17 Denver Public Schools. Services at the centers are robust and cover everything from reproductive health, mental counseling, care for chronic conditions, immunizations, lab tests and more. In most cases, students can get same-day or next-day appointments at no-cost to the students or their families.