Klamath County students can now access a host of medical services including sports physicals, immunizations and reproductive health care at the new Klamath County School District health center at Mazama High School.
The clinic, which opened in January with a $100,000 Cascade Health Alliance grant and support from Klamath Health Partnership and Klamath Open Door, is open to all students in KCSD. Students in the KCSD transition program, students in Great Basin Homeschool Center and students at Falcon Heights can also access services.
The clinic’s services are primarily funded through insurance and Oregon Health Plan billing, but uninsured students will not be turned away.
It will also offer illness and injury treatment, health education and counseling, basic lab services, necessary medication prescription and outside referrals to unavailable services.
It will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. It will also stay open through school winter, summer and spring breaks.
Rene Lowell, a family nurse practitioner who is a 16-year employee of Klamath Open Door Family Practice, will serve as the clinic’s health provider.
Lowell has a master’s degree in nursing and health education through University of Phoenix and a post-master’s family nurse practitioner degree from Duquesne.