Memorial Hermann Health System will be launching a new $3.9 million health care center for students in Humble ISD in 2022, according to a Nov. 10 press release from the hospital.
The center will offer HISD students free services, such as mental health and nutrition counseling, sports physicals, well exams, vaccinations, health education, and help applying for health and social services programs. The cost of building and operating the clinic will be funded by a grant from the Northeast Hospital Authority.
The clinic will be housed at Humble High School–1700 Wilson Road, Humble–and students will need parental consent before receiving any clinic services.
“We are excited to bring our school-based health care model to Humble ISD,” said Carol Paret, who serves as the senior vice president and chief community health officer for Memorial Hermann, in the Nov. 10 press release. “We know that working together we can improve the health of the district’s students, which will help them in and out of the classroom.”
Prior to the creation of this clinic, Memorial Hermann and HISD had a “long-standing partnership,” HISD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said in the press release. Memorial Hermann previously offered physicals for HISD students and provided expertise to the district when COVID-19 safety precautions were created.