Published 12/29/2022

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – For some, getting to the doctor with their child is not an easy task. But luckily, there are four School-Based Health Alliance locations across Oneida County. Rich Williams, Chief Operating Officer of the Upstate Family Health Center, which sponsors these school-based health centers, says these locations offer almost everything that a primary care office does. “From well child checks to physicals, sports physicals, employment physicals,” said Rich Williams, RN, “We offer immunizations, we offer chronic disease management.”

“With the school-based health center, when they’re enrolled in the program, they can actually receive a strep test, get seen by a nurse practitioner, and actually get started on an antibiotic, and then hopefully be back to school within 24 hours.”

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