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.