Fresno County SBHC Brings Health Care to Town

Setting in Raisin Fields Opens Up Health Access for Children

Students at Raisin City Elementary in Fresno County are having a healthier start to the school year thanks to a new school-based health center (SBHC). It dramatically improves access for children and families, many of whom work in the fields and used to have to drive to a clinic in the next town to get care. You can see photos here.fields-clinic-location-comparison2

It is the first SBHC for both the Raisin City School District and the provider, United Health Centers. Our Central Valley Program Manager, Salina Mendoza, is proud to have played a role in helping both partners get a federal grant for construction, as well as helping plan how this site can best service children in the community.

The photo of the ribbon-cutting juxtaposed with the surrounding fields illustrates how this SBHC is opening up access to health care for students.