JCHS Collaborates with Konza

The Junction City High School is proud to collaborate with Konza Health Clinic, and are happy to announce a new satellite clinic on-site at the Career Campus.

Konza Prairie Community Health and Dental Center first opened its doors on June 1, 1995, originally offering medical appointments and immunizations. Over the years, services were expanded, adding behavioral health services (2002), dental care (2007), a fully digital x-ray department, laboratory services (2014) and a pharmacy on site (2015). Konza Prairie Community Health and Dental Center continues its expansion and catering to our communities needs by adding services such as the new School-Based Health Center that focuses on the adolescents in our community within the Junction City High School. Our new clinic offers medical and referral services (both acute and chronic) and plans for future services include adding behavioral health, dental care, and dietician/nutrition services directly into our high school so that all young people have an equal opportunity to learn and grow.

Ms. Rachel Lumb was selected to develop and guide operations within the new school-based health center located inside of the Junction City High School. This effort wall collaboratively coordinated by Konza Prairie Community Health & Dental Center and USD 475 leadership. Ms. Lumb is currently serving as a Registered Nurse at the new school-based health center and helps facilitate agency functions and community outreach to improve health outcomes in Geary County. A former graduate of Junction City High School, Lumb is a dedicated community health nurse who has taken on the task of providing integrated patient-centered care and programs that will improve the health and welfare of Geary County students, families and faculty.

JCHS parents are encouraged to fill out a permission form and health history (attached below) which would allow our school nurses, Mrs. Heather Boland (Career Campus) and Mrs. Julie Dennis (Freshman Success Academy), to utilize the on-site Konza Clinic. They must have your permission to make a referral during school hours. Upon completing the documents, parents may drop the form off at school, fax the document to 785.717.4201 (Attn.: Nurse), or email Mrs. Boland at heatherjboland@usd475.org.

Cold and flu season is right around the corner. Having this service will increase your student’s time spent in class and increase time with your own daily duties.

Note: students may use the clinic before or after school without a referral, and staff may utilize the service as well.

Permission and Health History
Permission and Health History (Spanish)

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