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More school health centers prepare to open in Southwest Ga.

This month, Albany Area Primary Health Care will celebrate grand-openings of two new school health centers. (Source: WALB) This month, Albany Area Primary Health Care will celebrate grand-openings of two new school health centers. (Source: WALB)
Students can get check-ups and other medical care there. (Source: WALB) Students can get check-ups and other medical care there. (Source: WALB)
Earnest Brown (Source: WALB) Earnest Brown (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some South Georgia children are getting their primary healthcare during school hours, and more of these school-based health centers are opening this month.

Turner Elementary School in Dougherty County was the first health center opened by Albany Area Primary Health Care.

Students can get check-ups and other medical care there.

The health centers target students who have a need for that kind of access to a medical professional.

"For some kids this is their only option, so that is why we are here. We have a provider in every school based health center. We have a nursing staff. We have a complete staff similar to another facility," said Earnest Brown, AAPHC School Based Health Center Director.

This month, Albany Area Primary Health Care will celebrate grand-openings of two new school health centers.

One will be in Terrell County and another in Dougherty County.

Dooly and Crisp Counties each have a school based health center as well.

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