Health Care Services
Metro Care Connection - Health Care Services
Metro Care Connection health centers are open during school hours only and are located at:
|Jefferson High School
||1243 20th St. SW
|Kennedy High School
||4545 Wenig Rd. NE
|Metro Alternative High School
||1212 7th St. SE
Individual clinic hours/days may vary. Please call to schedule all appointments
Our health centers offer health care to all Cedar Rapids students, but particularly for families without access to health insurance or a primary care provider, and for families who may have a high deductible. Each health center is staffed by a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Our nurse practitioners are able to provide well care and management of common medical concerns. Metro Care Connection is not intended to be a substitute for a regular family physician or health care provider.
- Physical examinations and immunizations
- Treatment of minor illness (i.e., ear infection, strep throat)
- Basic laboratory tests (i.e., throat cultures, urine tests)
- Prescriptions for medications (i.e., antibiotics)
- Health education and counseling
- Referral for complex medical conditions
- Referral for counseling services
In order to receive medical care at one of the school-based health centers, students under the age of 18 must have a completed consent form signed by a parent/guardian**. Parents / guardians are requested to be present for scheduled physicals or appointments. Please see the forms section on this website to download this consent form.
** Iowa codes 139A.35 and 141A.7 provide that a minor may consent for diagnosis of pregnancy/sexually transmitted disease testing and the treatment of any STD and that the consent of a parent or guardian is not necessary for these services.