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5347 Benton Rd.     Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Heath Area & MCHS Health Clinics

New clinics offered by Baptist Health and Four Rivers Behavioral Health will open on the first day of school at McCracken County High School and Heath Middle School to serve the Heath area schools.

The clinics will offer healthcare for minor injuries, illnesses and mental/behavioral health, with no appointments needed. Their purpose is to provide convenient, accessible care to meet the needs of busy families and to help reduce school absences.

A nurse practitioner and certified behavioral health counselor will be on-site every school day to provide the following services: school and sports physicals, minor injuries and illness care, vaccinations, behavioral healthcare, and substance abuse counseling. 

The Clinics

· McCracken County High School -- 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, outside entrance at the front of the school, interior entrance just across from the gym down the hall from the main office.
· Heath – 8 to 11 am, near main entrance of Heath Middle School, serving Heath Elementary and Open Campus students, too.

The clinics accept all major health insurance plans and will bill for co-payments and self-pay patients. For security reasons, no money will be collected at the clinics. All students under 18 must have a signed consent form on file at the clinic; those forms will be available at registration and on the school Web sites.

Baptist Health Primary Care Staff

McCracken County High School Nurse Practitioner Teresa Morgan is a Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 22 years of service with Baptist Health. She has 15 years’ experience as a nurse practitioner at Baptist Prime Care walk-in clinic, and most recently, Baptist Express Care retail clinic. Morgan has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Murray State University.

McCracken County High School Patient Access Representative Candy Lawrence has been a Patient Access Representative with Baptist Health Medical Group since 2011, working in the local Baptist Express Care Clinics. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as a Baptist Health employee in registration. She is a 1994 graduate of Heath High School and has an associate’s degree in science.

Heath Nurse Practitioner Cheryl Brookshier, a nurse since 1981 and a nurse practitioner since 1995, worked most recently at the Family Physicians Center in Metropolis. She has a bachelor’s in nursing from Southern Illinois University and a master’s in nursing from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Four Rivers Behavioral Health Staff

Therapist – Janice Schofield is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 23 years of experience working with adolescents in inpatient and outpatient settings. For 15 years, she has been in private practice focused on school-based counseling with experience helping students and their families facing social, emotional and behavioral issues. She has a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in marriage and family counseling from the University of Kentucky.

Program Manager – Craig Keene has worked in mental health case management, psychiatric residential treatment facility, partial hospitalization, outpatient therapy and psychiatric hospitalization. He has a bachelor’s in social work from Murray State University and master’s in social work from the University of Louisville.

McCracken County Schools
District Office
5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of McCracken County Schools are hereby notified that the McCracken County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning McCracken County Schools™ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact: Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel and/or Director of Pupil Personnel, 5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003, (270) 538-4000. The McCracken County School System offers the following career and technical programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, Technology and Pre-Engineering. Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mr. Michael Ceglinski, Principal of McCracken County High School, 6530 New Highway 60 West, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-538-4300, To obtain this information in a language other than English, call 270-538-4000.
504/ADA | Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY, 42003
(270) 538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
phone:  270-538-4000
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