Tilghman Health Clinic Will Open Tuesday, September 8
“We are happy to offer this convenient service,” said principal Art Davis, “to meet the needs of busy families, so they won’t have to leave campus in the middle of a school day for medical or behavioral health care.”
Baptist Health regional executive William A. Brown said the clinics represent an appropriate community partnership that embodies the missions of both Baptist Health and Four Rivers Behavioral Health. “We are honored to provide these services to improve the health of the communities we are privileged to serve and to meet the needs identified by our school partners for their students, staff and families,” Brown said.
Terry Hudspeth, president of Four Rivers Behavioral Health, said the behavioral health organization has extensive experience with students in a nine-county area and offers access to the area’s only board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Both organizations will work with the school to provide community education and prevention programs to improve health.
The clinic accepts all major health insurance plans and will bill for co-payments and self-pay patients. For security reasons, no money will be collected at the clinic. All students under 18 must have a signed consent form on file at the clinic; those forms are available at the clinic and on the school Web site.
Michelle Wilson is the Baptist Health nurse practitioner. A family nurse practitioner since 2002, she has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Murray State and Vanderbilt University, respectively. She has practiced in a physician office, as well as Baptist Health Prime Care and Baptist Health Occupational Medicine.
Stephanie Sundberg is the Four Rivers Behavior Health counselor. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Murray State University and Western Kentucky University, respectively, she has provided school-based therapy services in the area for three years. Her work is tailored to meet the needs of each student or family seeking her services.