Family First Health to Open Center at William Penn Senior High School

New full-service office brings accessible, affordable, quality medical and behavioral health care to more than 1,600 students

YORK, PA - (May 31, 2024) - Family First Health (FFH) is pleased to announce it is expanding its health care relationship with the School District of the City of York by opening a student-based health center at William Penn Senior High School.

The new, full-service primary care office will be available to each of the more than 1,600 students who attend the high school daily. The expansion of the existing health office will provide students access to medical and integrated behavioral health care without leaving campus, offering a vital resource to students who might not otherwise have access to the services.

“This is an exciting effort for us which is based on our partnership in learning from and collaborating with the school district at our school-based health center at Hannah Penn,” said Jenny Englerth, Family First Health President and CEO. “We know accessible healthcare provides greater opportunity for students. When they can access the health care they need, students learn better, attendance rates improve, and graduation rates increase.”

Family First Health currently operates York County’s only school-based health center at the Hannah Penn Pre-K-8 school. The new high school facility allows the school district to expand medical services to students through grade 12.

“For almost 30 years we have had a longstanding relationship with Family First Health and our students have benefitted,” says Dr. Andrea Berry-Brown, Superintendent of the School District of the City of York. “We are excited because this new center at William Penn Senior High School allows us to give students access to seamless medical and behavioral health care services pre-K through 12th grade. We will reach more students and continue to show that when the community works together, it’s better for our students.”

Family First Health’s School-Based Health Center at Hannah Penn Pre-K-8 offers primary care, integrated behavioral health care, health and wellness coaching as well as mobile school dentistry, insurance enrollment, and more.

To support the new Family First Health at William Penn Senior High School, donations and pledges are being accepted through Family First Health’s website. The fundraising goal is $1.2 million.

For more information about Family First Health at William Penn Senior High School, please visit Family First Health’s website.

About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, Family First Health is a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality health care at 8 convenient locations in Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties. Family First Health strives to improve the health of all members of the communities we serve through primary medical and dental care and a wide range of community health programs. Our uniquely qualified team of health care professionals creates an environment that is patient-centered, helping patients to live happier, healthier lives. For more information, visit Se habla Español.
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