Children’s Memorial Dedicates Middle School Health Center
Thanks to Children’s Memorial Hospital, Arai Middle School in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood has become the first Chicago public middle school to house a school-based health center. Recently dedicated, the center provides a range of services, including mental health screening, counseling, and dental care. Cynthia J. Mears, DO, assistant professor of pediatrics, heads the center with help from a nurse, community advocate, health educator, medical assistant, and office manager. In addition to benefiting middle school students, the center provides residents a valuable training environment in adolescent health.