Oakland schools to provide more health services
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OAKLAND — The Oakland school district expects to have eight new and two remodeled student health centers on its campuses by the end of next year, one of the largest expansions of its kind in the state, according to the California School Health Centers Association.
On Tuesday, supporters celebrated the upcoming construction and expansion of the five facilities funded by Atlantic Philanthropies and the Elev8 initiative. Those centers will provide dental care, medical and mental health services for children at United for Success Academy (Calvin Simmons middle school campus), West Oakland Middle School, the Havenscourt middle school campus, Madison Middle School and Roosevelt Middle School.
A grant from Kaiser Permanente is funding the construction and remodeling of five other school-based centers, which will bring the district’s total number to 15. The Kaiser-supported projects include the schools in the new downtown educational complex on Second Avenue (which is also under construction) Frick Middle School, the Elmhurst middle school campus, Skyline High School and Oakland High School.