The medical clinic is one of 10 school clinics that operate in schools in the five counties that are served by the Pennyrile District Health Department, and of those 10, eight are closing, said PDHD Director Allison Beshear.
The PDHD serves Trigg, Lyon, Caldwell, Crittenden and Livingston counties.
“It is unfortunate that this had to happen because school health is important program,” said Beshear. “I just wish the state would support it.”
The District Board of Health made the decision to discontinue these school clinics after reviewing several options at a Thursday, Feb. 27, meeting, Beshear said.
But, Beshear added, funding is limited because Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, an MCO (Managed Care Organization) hasn’t been paying for services. She also cited Medicaid cutbacks and a requirement to pay a 30-percent match on every Medicaid dollar the PDHD receives.
For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.