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Carthage Area Hospital’s School-Based Health Center Expands Patient Hours for Enrolled Students in Summer Months

Carthage Middle School to Host Services
in July, August; All Grades Welcome

Carthage Area Hospital’s School-Based Health Center at Carthage Middle School, 21986 Cole Road, will deliver health care services to all enrolled students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays in July, beginning July 12, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in August.

Clinic staff can accommodate immunizations, athletic physicals, new student physicals, mental and preventative health services, and less acute, non-life-threatening cases. Enrolled students from Beaver River School, Carthage Middle School and Carthage High School are welcome at the summer clinic.

“We are pleased to offer the same quality care and services that students receive during the school year through the summer months at our Carthage Middle School clinic,” said Melanie Saber, LMSW, Carthage Area Hospital’s School-based Health Center program director. “We wish a safe and healthy summer break for all our students and hope parents rest assured knowing that care is available should their children need it.”

A nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant and a licensed practical nurse staff the clinic. Students who are not enrolled in the program can enroll during the summer. Parents can pick up enrollment packets at the school. Appointments are available on a walk-in or call-ahead basis.

About School-Based Health Centers

Carthage Area Hospital’s School-Based Health Centers provide comprehensive physical, mental, and preventative health services to school-aged youth in the school setting. Clinic staff delivers quality, primary and preventative health care services to enrolled students. The school-based program improves access to care for students and helps to increase access to specialist referrals and other related services.

Carthage Area Hospital’s School-Based Clinics participate in most forms of health insurance. There are no co-payments or out-of-pocket expense for clinic services; the clinic accepts the amount paid by the insurance. Any services performed outside of the School-Based Clinics, such as labs or X-rays are subject to payment. Call 315-493-5944, or visit, to learn more about Carthage Area Hospital’s School-Based Health Centers.

 About Carthage Area Hospital

Carthage Area Hospital was established as a not-for-profit rural community hospital in 1965. It operates today as a fully accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, serving approximately 83,000 residents in Jefferson, northern Lewis and southern St. Lawrence counties.

The hospital also operates a network of community-based clinics, including its Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic and Women’s Way to Wellness and provides a range of specialty care, including general surgery, orthopedics, urology, physical therapy and behavioral health.