College of Nursing School Health Centers

College of Nursing School Health Centers

Through funding partially provided by the Woman’s Board, Rush operates School Health Centers at Crane High School, Orr Academy, and Simpson Academy to provide underserved students comprehensive urgent and primary care services, prenatal care, baby and toddler health care for the children of students, mental health services, and pregnancy prevention.

The Centers also provide funds for nutrition classes on healthy eating at all three schools and provide healthy snacks and drinks. All three schools served by these centers are located in the Rush neighborhood on the west side of Chicago in areas with high poverty levels. The health clinics average more than 4,000 student encounters per year from an average of 1,600 students.