Bradley Central High School students have access to medical services, consultations and referrals for specialized needs through a partnership with the region’s only Children’s Hospital.
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger general pediatrician, Melissa Hamp, M.
D., specializes in adolescent medicine and serves as medical oversight at the school-based clinic. Students who experience minor ailments and need prescriptions or advice on over-the-counter medications are encouraged to visit the clinic. They may also receive consultation on health conditions or obtain referrals for other specialists or sources. Well check-ups and sports physicals are available for students who are considering after-school fitness activities.
Numerous studies have proven school-based medical clinics reduce inappropriate emergency room use and Medicaid expenditures among high school students. Clinics also attract harder-to-reach populations who need medical services. Their accessibility has improved health among young adults, leading to an increase in school attendance and decrease in absenteeism and tardiness. Many students who seek counseling for depression and weight concerns find the clinics are beneficial by providing suggestions for healthier lifestyles.
The Bradley Central High School clinic is open Mondays from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the school nurse’s office. Insurance is not required to receive medical care. However, some services have a minimal fee or are covered with a co-pay under the student’s or parents’/guardian’s medical insurance. Walk-ins are accepted and appointments are requested for sports physicals. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 322-3433.
The Bradley Central High School program is proudly sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, SkyRidge Medical Center,United Way, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Tennessee Coordinated School Health.