St. Luke's University Health Network

Adolescent Health Initiatives

Adolescent Health Initiatives

Contact Information

Julie Kindig
484-526-6204
kindigj@slhn.org
OR
School nurse at each school
we visit

Mobile Youth Health Centers (MYHC)

The MYHC is a mobile provider of health care staffed by St. Luke's Hospital medical/nursing staff. The goal of this center is to increase knowledge around health related topics of particular importance for the adolescent population as well as decrease absenteeism of all participating students. We provide medical care to the students attending the schools that are hosting our service during school hours with a special focus on students who do not have a family doctor and/or insurance, serving as a temporary provider for acute care issues while we help the family access a regular source of healthcare.

However, our goal is to see every student who has a signed consent at least one time, in which we provide an Adolescent Health Assessment for each student seen. This assessment includes the topics of

  • Medical History
  • Eating/Weight
  • School
  • Friends & Family
  • Weapons/Violence/Safety
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Development
  • Emotions

Services we offer the teens in addition to general well/sick care include nutrition counseling, tobacco cessation counseling, driver permit and working paper physicals.

School Districts

Allentown

The Mobile Youth Health Center visits the following Allentown School District schools:

  • Dieruff High School
  • Trexler Middle School
  • Raub Middle School
  • Allen High School (SY 11-12)

Bethlehem

The Mobile Youth Health Center visits the following Bethlehem Area School District schools:

  • Liberty High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Broughal Middle School
  • Northeast Middle School