Campus Clinic By: Anastasia Hobbins
New to the El Campo school district this year, a Mid Coast Campus Care clinic is being implemented at the High School in the principal's office in order to increase convenience for students needing further medical care.
“Go to the nurse first, and she will send you over. We are open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.” Nurse Paula Gobellan said.
All that is needed is parent consent, patients don’t need to bring anything with them.
“Approximately 72 people have came through so far, “ Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Sbrusch said.
The clinic is open to students and faculty from all campuses. Elementary and middle school students can be brought over anytime during the day.
“It has been a misconception that after visiting the campus clinic you still need to go to a different doctor, but we function just like a walk-in.” Sbrusch said.
As a branch of MidCoast, the clinic offers many of the same conveniences; however, they are limited in size.
“We don’t have enough space for equipment like that for drawing blood and testing it, but we can perform strep throat, flu, and tests of that manner,” Sbrusch said.
The clinic is an effort to minimize absences across the district and afford care to faculty and students alike.