New River Health sets up school-based clinic at Fayetteville PK-8

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – New River Health is expanding its school services as it moves a clinic to the Fayetteville PK-8 campus.

The clinic building that was originally at the Valley campus in Smithers has moved to Fayetteville.

The Valley students will use New River Health’s new clinic in the old elementary school, so that allowed New River Health to move the original facility to expand their services to Fayetteville PK-8.

Students will be able to visit the clinic provided they have parental consent. 

“The parent will have to fill out a consent form to give permission for us to see their child and then the teacher or staff member can bring the kid over or if they’re not feeling well or if they need their physical or they need behavioral health counseling, and then we can contact the parent or sent a note home and just let them know that their child was seen that day at the clinic,” Chief Medical Officer Angela Barker said. 

The clinic will be up and running to serve students this fall. 

Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.