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Genesis Community Health to open clinic at Atlantic High

Delray residents will have a new place to go for medical help this year, Atlantic Community High School.

Thanks to a partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and Genesis Community Health, residents  – along with school students and staff – will have access to convenient medical clinics located inside Atlantic as well as Boynton Beach high schools.

Genesis Community Health, a non-profit, long-term healthcare clinic dedicated to serving patients of all economic levels, will oversee two clinics inside Atlantic Community High School and Boynton Beach Community High School.

The clinics will offer preventive health services including screening for vision, hearing, asthma, obesity, scoliosis, tuberculosis and other medical conditions, first aid and required and recommended immunizations.

A Family Nurse Practitioner will be on site to diagnose conditions and prescribe medications, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker will be on staff to assist students and their families with issues related to mental health and poverty.

Genesis CEO DeAnna Warren said Boynton Beach and Atlantic high schools were selected for their high numbers of students who receive free-and reduced-price lunches, an indicator of poverty.

Genesis will open the clinics to students, staff and parents of students and will expand its services to residents shortly afterward.

“We will treat this new audience with the same level of care and professionalism that we provide in our Boynton Beach and Boca Raton clinics. Because the large majority of our patients will be students, consent will be sent home to parents. By law, some services require a parent’s consents, but other services do not,” Warren said.

The clinics, which are free to students, will be open when school is in session. They will be closed on weekends and when school is closed for summer and other breaks, according to the contract with the school district. The clinics will bill Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance if adult patients are covered and charge a sliding fee for the uninsured.

Genesis is securing funding from the Florida Department of Health for the new clinics and is currently seeking funding from other foundations and private donors to support the venture, Warren said.

Temple Sinai hosts multimedia program

Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County is holding a  multimedia program on “Greek Jewry” presented by Elliot Colchamiro on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2:00 p.m.

He will take us from the Roman Empire to the present, including the fate of the Jews of Greece during the Holocaust. Colchamiro’s interest  in Greek Jewry stems from his family background as a Romaniote Greek Jew whose family comes from Janina, Greece. He is a member of the board of directors of Kehila Kedosha Janina, on Manhattan’s lower east side. Kenosha Janina, established in 1927, is the only Romaniote synagogue in the western hemisphere.

There is no charge for this program and it is open to the public. The Temple is located at 2475 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. For further information contact Temple Sinai at 561-276-6161 ext 123.