DONALDSONVILLE — The Capitol City Family Health Center will start using parts of two Donaldsonville schools to provide some mental and physical health services to students, the Ascension Parish School Board decided Tuesday night.
Both Donaldsonville High and Primary schools will set aside areas not used as classrooms, according to a cooperative endeavor agreement, and will provide services as needed to ensure that students are not falling behind in their studies because of health issues.
The health center is in the process of building a clinic in Donaldsonville, records show, that is expected to open in August.
The 8,000-square-foot facility will offer medical, behavioral health and dental out-patient care to Donaldsonville residents, said Rhonda Litt, Capitol City’s chief executive officer.
Litt said Capitol City Family Health already is cooperating with the parish health unit to provide dental services to residents.
Dental services are provided by appointment on the first and third Mondays of the month at the health unit.
The $1.4 million clinic is being built on land the agency is leasing from Ascension Parish government for $100 a month, Litt said.
The clinic will accept private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare and charge fees based on a sliding scale, she said.
The new clinic is being funded through a capital outlay appropriation and money from the Louisiana Primary Care Association.
Other matters coming before the board included:
PERSONNEL MOVES: The board appointed Nicole Grimes as principal of Lowery Middle School in Donaldsonville. Grimes currently is a special education teacher at Donaldsonville High School.
Beth Templet, assistant principal at St. Amant High School, was promoted to associate principal at the school to lead the Freshman Academy.