School-based health clinics are expanding Meridian’s mission of “whole person” health, providing physical, mental and social well-being services to students right in their own schools.
Meridian Health Services offers “whole person” health services to students in their own schools through school-based health clinics that integrate physical, mental and social well-being services. In addition to services provided to students by the school nurse, this partnership provides primary medical care, behavioral and social healthcare services to students and their families, as well as the general public.
For individuals experiencing acute symptoms of mental illness, Meridian Health Services’ Community Support program can provide six areas of support:
- Identifying and working toward reducing symptoms
- Functioning and living more productively in the community
- Developing skills to manage illness
- Achieving the level of independence that is possible given the severity of the mental illness
- Identifying ways to become medically compliant
- Developing and improving cognitive and social skills