Release Date: Oct. 12, 2009
ASU Nursing Program Awarded Grant to Expand San Jacinto Clinic
The Angelo State University College of Nursing and Allied Health has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for expansion of services at ASU’s San Jacinto School Health Clinic and Family Wellness Center.
The grant is a sub-award to ASU through the San Angelo Independent School District. The funds will be used to add mental health services and programs to the San Jacinto Clinic and hire mental health professionals to administer them.
In addition to offering the new services to the public, the clinic will also provide ASU students the opportunity to train in mental health services. It could also include hands-on training experiences for students in other health and human services fields, like social work.
Located on the campus of San Jacinto Elementary School, the ASU clinic has been offering health and wellness services to the San Angelo community since 1994. Available services already include immunizations, sick child care, wellness checks, school physicals, specialist referrals and health education and care programs. The clinic is open to children from birth to 18 years old, regardless of their ability to pay, and clinic staff treat about 800-900 children and adolescents a year. The health education programs are open to anyone.
Last fall, the clinic moved from its original 600-square foot building into a modern 3,400-square foot facility, which includes several private exam rooms, an expanded reception and records area, separate offices and an expanded waiting area that is also used for education activities.