Affinia Healthcare opens at Confluence Aspire Academy

The new school-based health center (SBHC) at the Confluence Aspire Academy will increase access to primary medical and behavioral health care, help improve student attendance and academic achievement and help students improve their health and wellness. Students with private insurance or Medicaid will be accepted. Students will not be turned away due to an inability to pay. Initially, the school-based health center will operate on Fridays.

“Affinia Healthcare is delighted to partner with Confluence Aspire Academy in this important initiative. Convenient, affordable and timely care is essential to improving health outcomes among our young patients,” said Dr. Alan Freeman, president, and CEO of Affinia Healthcare.

School-based health centers have become an important method of health care delivery for youth who are confronted with financial, cultural, and geographic barriers. A fundamental principle of SBHCs is to create an environment of service coordination and collaboration that addresses the health needs and well-being of youth with health disparities or poor access to health care services.

“We hope that with a resource like this conveniently located on one of our campuses, students get needed health services, but also eliminate a barrier to healthcare,” said Confluence CEO Dr. Candice Carter-Oliver. “This collaboration will have a direct, positive impact on the entire community.”

All current students of Confluence Academies schools are eligible for healthcare.

To schedule your appointment call 314-269-5185.