Paterson Announces State Grant Saving LICH In-school Clinics

We previously reported the planned closure by Long Island College Hospital of four in-school clinics that serve students in six schools located in the downtown Brooklyn area. Today, Governor Paterson announced a state grant that will enable LICH to keep these clinics open during the coming school year.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle These clinics — at the School of Global Studies, P.S. 38, the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies and M.S. 51 — provide healthcare services for thousands of Brooklyn students. Although the state Department of Health (DOH) disallowed the closure of Obstetrics and Pediatrics, DOH this past July approved the closure of the school-based clinics.

Tuesday in Albany, Gov. David Paterson, the State Senate and the Assembly announced $300,000 in grants to LICH to keep these clinics open. And all parties involved were happy with the situation.

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  • AAR

    Makes a huge amount of sense to continue these important health centers – not only do they provide primary care for kids where they spend their days, with the prospect of the H1N1 virus returning and flu shots to be given at schools they provide a front line of defense against the spread of the flu. Congrats and appreciation to those who helped it happen.