The Mount Sinai School Based Health Center (SBHC) at the Tito Puente Education complex is a full service health clinic whose services are available to every student with in the school community once they are registered. It is staffed by Anisah Miley, LCSW (Social Worker), Elyse Meltzer, CPNP (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), Juanita Gonzalez, MA (Medical Assistant) and Adam Melaney, LCSW (Social Worker, not pictured). The SBHC is partially supported by state aid. Your insurance may be billed, but there is no charge or copay to you for services. The clinic can be utilized in addition to, or as your primary care practice. All children will be seen regardless of whether or not they have health insurance or who their carrier is.
Ms. Meltzer, CPNP and Ms. Gonzalez, MA have worked at TAG for 15 and 10 years respectively. They meet nearly every TAG student throughout the school year. Students come to the clinic for everything including playground injuries, acute sick visits, physicals, vaccines (flu as well as others), and chronic conditions (diabetes, asthma). Parents can bring their children directly to the clinic or call and ask for their child to be seen if they are not feeling well or have a concern. As a nurse practitioner, Ms. Meltzer is able to write prescriptions as warranted. The clinic staff works closely with school faculty as needed whether it is helping a student who is having adjustment difficulties or collaborating with the gym teacher to identify asthmatic students who need treatment before the annual PACER test.
Social workers Ms. Miley and Mr. Melaney have worked at TAG for one and-a-half years and four years respectively. They work with students and their families, providing mental health services, that include facilitating ADHD and mental health screening, short term counseling, and referrals to outside psychiatrists/agencies.
Ms. Meltzer strives to have open communication with the entire TAG community. One of her goals is to have at least 95% of the TAG population register with the SBHC by submitting the parental consent packet. If your child has had a recent physical at an outside provider they would greatly appreciate a copy annually, so they can be in compliance with the NY State SBH mission to ensure that all children are receiving health care.
The Mount Sinai SBHC is located on the first floor in Room 107. It is open on school days from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Please stop by or call 212-360-7390 if you have any questions or to introduce yourself.
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