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District Hosts Ribbon-cutting for Health Center

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The district was proud to officially open the Freeport High School Based Health Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The brand-new establishment is in partnership with Family Health Centers, which is part of the LI Federally Qualified Health Clinics.

The center is equipped with three staff members, two exam rooms, a lab and mental health office. It provides a wide variety of services to students, including checkups, physicals, vaccines, sports physicals, productive health, behavioral health and referrals to specialists. All services are provided to students free of charge. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham welcomed everyone to the open house and expressed the district’s excitement to officially open the center.

“This is a culmination of a plan we’ve had for several years. Freeport is proud of the amazing opportunities we offer to our students, as well as our focus on the whole child approach. The well-being of our students is of paramount importance to us. This clinic is one more way that we can meet the physical and mental health needs of our students, offering both medical care and the ability to meet with a clinical social worker,” Dr. Kuncham said. “Since its soft opening in January, the clinic is becoming busier and receiving positive feedback. We are grateful to have been afforded this opportunity and look forward to the continued growth of this wonderful clinic.”

During the ribbon-cutting, the clinic received proclamations and certificates from New York State representatives, including Sen. John Brooks, Assemblywoman Judy Griffin and Assemblywoman Taylor Raynor.