The Daily Gazette

School-based Hometown Health clinics at Schenectady High School and Mont Pleasant Middle School have expanded to reach more than 1,000 students and are continuing to add services.

The clinics – opened in November 2016 as a partnership between the school district and Hometown Health – added a mental health counselor last year, started drawing blood for testing this year and plan to expand hours at the high school by the end of this school year.

“As people know we exist, they are coming to us,” said Ashley Kennedy, the clinics’ primary nurse practitioner, during an interview last week. “There’s a huge need, and we want to meet that.”