Bay City Public Schools announces adolescent health center addition
April 7, 2023

A new, state-of-the-art adolescent health center is being launched at Bay City Central High School after a partnership between the Bay City Public Schools and Great Lakes Bay Health Centers.

According to a release by the district, the health center will be dedicated to providing students at the school with a wide range of services including:

  • Primary and preventive care
  • Comprehensive health and needs assessments
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Medication management
  • Immunizations
  • Acute illness treatment
  • Health education
  • Mental health care for mild to moderate conditions
  • Various therapy services

BCPS Superintendent Stephen Bigelow said the partnership will help to provide resources students may not be getting outside of school, for various reasons, allowing them to focus on their classwork rather than potentially-distracting ailments.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Great Lakes Bay Health Centers to deliver this vital resource to our students, staff and community,” said Bigelow. “The health center will offer essential health care services, contributing to the well-being of our students and supporting their academic success.”

Representatives from both Bay City Public Schools and Great Lakes Bay Health Centers will be holding a press event to introduce the health center at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 11 at the Bay City Central High School Media Center, 1624 Columbus Ave.

By Ricardo Quintanilla | MLive