Health clinic opens at Kennewick elementary school

    KENNEWICK, Wash -- A new health clinic opened Thursday on the campus of a Kennewick elementary school, to serve students at that school and beyond.

    Officials cut the ribbon at the Tri-Cities Community Health Clinic at Amistad Elementary. The clinic will serve not only kids at Amistad, but any student under 21 in the community who needs health care.
    The medical staff will do sports physicals and treat run of the mill injuries and illnesses. They hope to serve kids in our community who normally don't have access to health care. "There's a lot of children who have never had a health exam, a health check so we're hoping by being in these neighborhoods that they'll be more likely to use our resources."says Martin Valadez of Tri-Cities Community Health Care.

    Initially the clinic will have one doctor on staff, but eventually will have two. Another school based clinic recently opened at Ochoa Middle School in Pasco.

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