CareSouth Carolina is providing medical services to Chesterfield County school age children with CareSouth Carolina’s ROADS Medical Mobile Team. The unit is a state-of-the-art, fully-equipped medical unit that provides well child visits. The ROADS team is comprised of a nurse practitioner and a nurse. Dental services are provided through CareSouth Carolina’s Miles of Smiles Mobile Dental Unit. Children receive comprehensive and emergency oral care from a dental team made up of a dentist and a dental hygienist at the school. Also provided at the schools is School Based Behavioral Health Counseling Services. CareSouth Carolina has licensed mental health providers on-site to provide private counseling services.
“CareSouth Carolina has been engaged with Chesterfield County Schools in a multi-faceted partnership since 2010 when we began our Miles of Smiles dental program, a unique program using transportable equipment along with a dentist, hygienist and other support staff, into four Chesterfield County Schools,” says Ann Lewis, CEO at CareSouth Carolina. “Since that time, we added our ROADS team services, a mobile van with a nurse practitioner providing wellness visits in thirteen schools and behavioral health services with a behavioral health counselor located in seven schools. Without the visionary cooperation and coordination from Dr. Harrison Goodwin, Superintendent, and Chris Price, Executive Director of Admin and Student Services, frankly, none of this would have been possible. The needs in Chesterfield County often may seem overwhelming, but it is with partnerships such as this that we can all come together and make a significant difference.”