The Parkland North Oak Cliff Youth and Family Center has moved into a renovated part of the old Adamson High School.
The clinic, which serves DISD students and their families, had been located in a portable building at Greiner middle school.
The 98-year-old former high school closed at the end of the 2012 school year, and the $48-million new Adamson High School opened across the street from the old school in August 2012. DISD had planned to rebuild the old school, but preservationists and alumni fought that plan, which they said would’ve destroyed the character of what was then the oldest school operating in the district.
The building received city landmark status in 2011.
The Parkland clinic opened in 1994 in partnership with the school district to “give students and their families a comfortable and familiar atmosphere to come to when they are sick, need a sports physical or immunizations for school.”
The clinic, which is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, accepts Medicaid and students with no health insurance. It offers acute care; management of chronic illnesses such as asthma, obesity and diabetes; physicals; immunizations; specialty care referrals; STI and HIV testing; health education; class D pharmacy; laboratory testing; family planning; and mental health treatment.
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