Tallahassee, FL- Leon County Schools announced the opening of the Millicent Holifield Health Academy at Rickards High School. The medical center, in partnership with Neighborhood Medical Center, will bring dental, primary and behavioral health care services to the surrounding community.
“We have seen, firsthand, how not having direct access to healthcare can negatively impact a student’s learning. This partnership will enable our school district to provide wrap-around services to our students and the surrounding community while best utilizing existing facilities.” said Superintendent Jackie Pons.
“We are excited about this unique partnership with Leon County Schools. It provides a great opportunity to serve the needs of the community from the Millicent Holifield Health Academy at Rickards High School. Our enthusiasm cannot be contained as we move through the technical aspects of this endeavor.”–Alexis McMillan, NMC Board Chair.
The clinic will have a full schedule of hours, including extended evening and weekend hours.
In addition, Superintendent Pons announced the following agencies and organizations will be supporting the Millicent Holifield Academy of Health Sciences and the students Rickards High School:
- America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend
- FAMU College of Science and Technology Premedical and Medical Scholars Program
- FSU College of Medicine, SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence) Program
- Lively Technical Center Practical Nursing Program