BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge General is bringing healthcare to students through a new school-based clinic.

BRG officials said the new clinic will allow Claiborne Elementary School students to receive healthcare at school from a family medicine physician. The clinic is scheduled to launch in the 2022-23 school year.

“We know your child’s pediatrician is a trusted healthcare provider, and we want it to stay that way,” said Dr. Vincent Shaw, family medicine physician at BRG. “Our role is to supplement your child’s care and make things easier for caregivers when their kids get sick.”

A physician from Baton Rouge General — Mid City will be on the school’s campus one day a week to treat students, according to BRG.

“The goal of a school-based clinic is better access to quality care, less time away from school for kids, and more convenience for caretakers,” said Sabrina Honor, principal at Claiborne Elementary. “When a child receives care at school, it saves caretakers the additional burden of making an appointment and bringing the child to a doctor’s office or urgent care. The child can get home to rest and recover even faster.”

BRG officials said clinic visits are at no cost to families and are covered by most insurances, and parents or guardians can opt-in through a consent form.