Iola ISD is one of six local districts to partner up with the Texas A&M School of Nursing to bring more health services to rural areas.
Texas A&M’s College of Nursing says Iola joins Leon ISD, Hearne ISD, Burton ISD, Brenham ISD, Round Top-Carmine ISD in utilizing the Mobile Care Access. The goal is to provide nurse practitioner-led school-based clinics for improving access, and also expanding experimental learning opportunities for nursing students.
Comprehensive health care is included, according to the release, which includes treatment of chronic conditions, immunizations, physicals, health screenings, substance use prevention, and mental healthcare access.
The Mobile Clinic is set to launch in 2023, so year one will be based around COVID-19 and flu immunization, a health fair, and vision or hearing screenings. Some services will be free, but for those that are not, they accept commercial insurance, and Medicare/Medicaid.
Once the clinic launches in years two through four, they will make visits once a week to each district.
More information can be found on the Iola ISD Facebook page.