New Baton Rouge General school clinic comes to Claiborne Elementary

A new partnership between East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and Baton Rouge General is bringing a family doctor directly to Claiborne Elementary School.
Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 8:56 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2022 at 2:48 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A new partnership between East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and Baton Rouge General is bringing a family doctor directly to Claiborne Elementary School for a school-based clinic concept.

The partnership launched with the start of the new school year. The hospital says a doctor from its mid-city campus is on site at the school for at least one day a week. Students get care for several things like sore throat, cough, or sprain. Baton Rouge General said the on-campus clinic can also test for the flu and COVID-19.

“The goal of a school-based clinic is better access to quality care, less time away from school for kids, and more convenience for caretakers,” said Sabrina Honor, principal at Claiborne Elementary.

Visits to the clinic will not cost families and will be covered by most insurances.

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