School-Based Health Centers
Cherry Health collaborates with Cedar Springs Public Schools, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Spectrum Health, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to administer onsite health centers at schools. These centers help students improve their attendance and academic performance by providing medical care, dental care, counseling, and more.
All students are welcome, regardless of their ability to pay.
Confidential Services: Michigan law allows kids to access certain services without permission from their parent or guardian. THis means conversations, records, and test results from confidential visits are not shared with anyone.
With parental consent, students can access services at the onsite health centers at the following schools:
- Innovation Central High School Health Center – 616.776.5120
- Ottawa Hills High School Health Center – 616.776.5110
- Union High School Health Center – 616.791.6593
School-Linked Health Services
Our traveling school health program is the first of its kind in Michigan, designed to keep students healthy by reducing barriers and increasing access to care. It provides dental and vision services at more than 50 schools in the following school districts:
- Godfrey Lee
- Godwin Heights
- Grand Rapids
Dental services include dental education, oral hygiene instruction, dental examination, X-rays, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, dental sealants and access to follow-up care.
Meanwhile, our See to Succeed program provides comprehensive dilated eye exams and prescription glasses to children at risk for vision problems. The program has provided more than 21,500 eye exams and more than 6,000 pairs of glasses to students since we launched it in 2012.
For more information about school-linked health services, please call 616.776.2345.