Wellness Network

Oakridge Teen Health Center​

The Oakridge Teen Health Center is focusing on children and adolescents and continually assessing the needs of the community regarding increasing access to those outside of these age ranges. The Oakridge Teen Health Center is part of the Oakridge Community School Wellness Network.  Download a comprehensive brochure here.

Schedule an Appointment NOW or call (231) 733-6830.

Location & Hours

Oakridge Middle School internal entrance room #14
External entrance from the parking lot through entrance #6
Phone: (231) 733-6830

Monday-Thursday 7:30am – 4:30pm
     Closed for Lunch from 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Friday 7:30am – 11:30am

  • Open to students ages 10-21 during the school day
  • ​Before & after school, students ages 5 to 21 can access the Teen Health Center.

Our Staff & Services

         
     Judy Pruim, LBSW                   Steve Oginsky, PA-C                      Dr. Joshua
    Health Center Manager                Physicians Assistant                            Dentist

                  
Wendy Stinson, MA, LPC, NCC              Brittney Hershey, RDH
  Nationally Certified Counselor                Registered Dental Hygienist

The ​Oakridge Teen Health Center providing primary medical services, behavioral health counseling, and dental health services.

Medical Services
The Teen Health Center will not ​”​take over care​”​ ​routinely provided by your student’s Primary Care Physician unless the parent consents to ​the Teen Health Center being their child’s “medical home”.

Immunizations
The ​Oakridge Teen Health Center can give immunizations. Parent must submit a separate signed consent form for this service.

Dental Services
The Oakridge Teen Health Center is happy to be your dental home. We are providing mobile preventative services at the elementary schools. If your child needs treatment you can go to your own dental provider.  If your child doesn’t have a dentist, we will be happy to become your child’s dental home.

Insurance & Copays

The Oakridge Teen Health Center has a grant to cover medical and behavioral health copays for children ages 10-21. We will ​accept all types of insurance​. If ​families don’t have insurance​,​ the​ Teen Health Center​ can help ​you apply through the market place. We also offer a sliding fee scale program. Copays are billed for dental service provided at the Oakridge Teen Health Center.

Parent Consent

The ​Oakridge Teen Health Center can see children for sickness or acute illness without ​a parent present, as long as there is a signed consent on file. ​The Teen Health Center can see your child only once with ​parent verbal permission. This permission can be given over the phone to the Teen Health Center staff​. School staff cannot assist ​parents with this​. Parents will need to call the Teen Health Center​ themselves​.

 

We are so fortunate to have this resource in our schools.  Legislators, business leaders, community leaders, staff and students have all walked through the Oakridge Teen Health Center and are amazed at the quality of the facility and staff.​  We are also fortunate to be partnered with Hackley Community Care who operates the Oakridge Teen Health Center.  Our students will be healthier learners because of this service!

Donors & Art of the Heart

The Advanced Art Students at Oakridge High School were invited to create a collaborative mural in ceramics for the new Teen Health Center. Twenty six students created a variety of themed human-like hearts with clay and glaze with some mixed media accents. Along with their teacher’s three sample hearts a total of 29 hearts are in the installation honoring donor’s contributions for the center.  The Grand Opening on January 13th, 2016 displayed the collaborative installation to the community and the artists.  The Oakridge Teen Health Center would not be possible without our generous donors.  We are very fortunate to have these donors partner with Oakridge and Hackley Community Care to make this health center happen for kids.  Check out our High School Art of the Heart project commemorating our appreciation for our donors.

HIPPA Notice

The Oakridge Teen Health Center has to abide by all HIPAA laws for privacy and can not tell school staff why a child has accessed their facility. Health records are not given to school staff without appropriate releases signed by a parent.