Alpena students will have better access to health care with the opening of a school health care center on the Alpena High School campus this school year, Alcona Health Center announced Friday.
Alpena Senior Health Center will provide care for children and adolescents ages 5 to 21.
Alcona Health Center is currently recruiting a health care provider and support team for the center who will provide sports physicals, well-child exams, vaccinations, illness and injury care, and other routine care.
The in-school center will allow youth to access health care easily and in a familiar environment, said Malinda Amlotte, manager of community outreach for Alcona Health Center.
The center will be temporarily located in D House, where existing behavioral health services are provided, and will move to G House after renovations to that area are complete, Amlotte said.