Alluvion receives grant to expand youth behavioral health services; pharmacy opens
Alluvion Health has received a $167,000 grant through the Health Resource Service Administration to increase youth access for behavioral health services.
The funding will allow Alluvion to expand services to additional schools in the community, increasing capacity for behavioral health services for youth, according to a release.
The money will be used to hire an additional provider, increase training opportunities for staff and support a school-based care coordinator, according to an Alluvion release.
“It is important that we raise our youth to understand that mental health care is a routine exam, just as any other medical checkup and should be provided to ensure the best whole-body care,” according to an Alluvion release.
“Increasing access to care and de-stigmatizing mental health at a younger age supports youth in seeking out resources sooner,” Mallory Wood, school-based health center director, said in a release. “Students with access to care have an increased likelihood of graduating from school, seeking out health care when needed and contributing back to a society they feel supported them as youth.”
For more information or to make an appointment with Alluvion, call 454-6973.
The health clinic also announced the opening of its in-house pharmacy this week.
The pharmacy is located at 601 1st Ave. N. and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The pharmacy is able to bill all major insurances, according to Alluvion.