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Mercy Clinic Opens at Webb City School

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WEBB CITY, MISSOURI -

Students and faculty at one local school district who start to feel ill soon will have a very short commute to the nearest clinic. Mercy and Webb City Schools are partnering to offer an in-school clinic.

The clinic is overseen by Dr. Russell Kennedy and a full-time physician assistant, Rachael Ferguson. The clinic will be able to see district employees and their immediate family members, as well as students who attend Webb City Schools. The clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A ribbon cutting is planned for Friday, January 16, at 1 p.m. at the new clinic, near the front office inside Webb City High School.

“This is going to be a great benefit for both our staff and students,” said Dr. Tony Rossetti, superintendent of Webb City Schools. “Students who struggle with health issues tend to have more difficulties learning. Plus, a healthier staff means more quality teaching time with our students. This clinic will be a quick, convenient health option.”

The facility will offer same-day appointments with the benefit of staying on school property. Students will only be seen with parental consent once they're referred by the school nurse. While this clinic is not designed to replace the patient's regular family doctor, it does provide convenient care.

“We hope this helps keep kids in school instead of having missed hours due to doctors' appointments,” said Dr. Russell Kennedy, Mercy sports medicine physician. “Playing catch-up is hard, especially when you are a busy kid. Plus, overall health is such an important part of a child's development. We're excited to join in this partnership, which will benefit our local students.”

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