COVID-19 has made us all much more aware of how easy it is to spread sickness and disease. It has forced us to interact with each other differently and keep in mind some simple changes in habit in order to stay healthy. Some of those habits include:
- Wash your hands frequently, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands.
- Avoid sharing drinks or food and stay away from persons who are ill.
- Eat right and get enough sleep; avoid allowing yourself to become run down.
- If you are sick with a fever or vomiting, stay home from work or school.
The Indiana Department of Health requires vaccinations for all school age students.
Meridian Health Services is a longtime MCS partner providing a wide range of services to our students and families. In 2020, MHS opened a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) at Southside Middle School, transforming the school nurse’s station into a clinic that includes five bays for health assessments, along with a separate suite for behavioral health. The clinic also provides dental care.
Like any other Meridian location, Southside’s clinic offers a full range of services to students and community members. Because the clinic is a FQHC, community members can also seek treatment here as long as they pre-arrange an appointment. Much of the care provided is offered at a low cost, or even free, for many families.