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Grant sought to build health center at Claymont High School

| February 19, 2024
Claymont High School will have an on-site medical clinic if Aultman-Orrville's effort to secure a $1.4-million grant to fund the project is successful. (WJER Radio)

UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) (Feb. 19, 2024) – The Claymont school district could soon be taking the partnership with its telehealth provider to the next level.

Aultman-Orrville is seeking a 1.4-million-dollar grant to add a medical clinic to the high school. Superintendent Brian Rentsch says the proposed addition would be between 2,000 and 2,500 square feet and located on the right side of the building if you’re facing the main entrance.

“We are looking at that end of the building. They did suggest in case we ever thought about expanding to make it stronger enough that you could put a second floor on top of that building as well.”

The organization already operates a telehealth clinic for Claymont students and staff that’s open two days a week. Retsch says community members would also be able to utilize the school-based health center that would be open every school day.

“Telehealth has added extra opportunities for our students to receive health benefits for colds, influenza, strep throat, and things. Now at this clinic, we’ll actually be able to do testing and immunization. We’ll be able to use them for sports physicals.”

The project will only go forward if the grant is awarded. Rentsch says the district would absorb the utility costs but has no other financial commitment.

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