What is the Wildcats Wellness Center?
A primary care facility (similar to your doctor's office) that serves youth ages 10-21 and their children. The Wildcats Wellness Center (WWC) is located in Albion High School and serves all youth in the Albion and surrounding community. The WWC is staffed by an Oaklawn Nurse Practitioner and a Medical Assistant, and it partners with other local health care providers that have been established to provide specialized care and services- e.g. OB/GYN, mental health screening and counseling, behavioral health screening.
What services are provided?
- Physical exams for school, sports, and camp
- Treatment for acute & chronic illness & injuries
- Basic laboratory services and tests
- Prescriptions for medication necessary for treatment
- Individual, group, family, and community education
- Referrals for specialty services (dental and vision)
- Gynecological services*
- Pregnancy testing and referrals*
- Sexually transmitted disease screenings, treatment, and counseling*
- HIV screening and referrals*
- Physical/sexual abuse counseling and referrals*
- Crisis Intervention*
- Substance abuse education, counseling and referrals*
- Mental health and psycho-social assessment, counseling, and referrals*
* Current Michigan Law allows for confidential services to minors in
these areas without parental consent.
When is the WWC open?
The WWC provides year-round services and is open even when school is not in session.
The hours of operation are as follows:
- Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Tuesday-Friday 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Nurse Practitioner and OB/GYN appointments can be made during business hours.
Teen Advisory Council T.A.C.
The T.A.C.'s purpose is to come up with ideas to promote the Wildcats Wellness Center. This includes fun activities and planning events that will get the youth involved as well as the community. They focus on ways to have more kids ages 10-21 years old utilize our center.
Such events include the Festival of the Forks, The Great America Smoke Out, Back to School at Victory Park and Red Dress campaign for Heart Health for women. At each of these events we have handed out information regarding our center and everything we do here. We also inform people that we can help with their health insurance needs if they have a child with no health coverage.
This group meets at the Wildcats Wellness Center the fourth Monday of every month at 3:00 p.m. The youth are exactly what we need to give us ideas on ways we can reach young people and help them with their health care needs.
- You have the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
- You have the right to receive care through the Health Center regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, ability to pay or handicap.
- You have the right to privacy for conversations. Your records will be kept confidential in accordance with state law.
- You have the right to discuss with your health care provider any questions or problems you experience.
- You have the right to refuse any treatment that you do not want or do not understand.
- You have the right to understand why certain information is requested or why certain care is suggested.
- You have the right to be informed of state law concerning confidentiality and minors.
- You have the right to review your Health Center record.
- Be on time for all your appointments.
- You are responsible for treating health-care providers with respect.
- You are responsible for answering questions honestly and providing accurate information regarding your health.
- You are responsible for asking questions about anything you do not understand.
- You are responsible for showing respect and consideration for WWC patients, staff and property.
- It is your responsibility to inform the Health Center of current information on your insurance, address, name, phone number, or any complications that may happen during the course of your treatment.
- It is expected that you will follow our recommendations and take responsibility for your health care by either following our recommendations and advise or informing us of your refusal to do so.
Health care records are mantained in files separate from the students academic files and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, administration, parents, or other students.
Protected Health Information housed in Wildcats Wellness Center is completely confidential. Students must sign a written authorization to release Protected Health Information to anyone, including faculty and family members, protected Health Information may also be released for medical treatment, medical services and as required by law.
Health Care Providers:
Mark Booth, M.D.
Cindy Magness, C.P.N.P., P.C.
Primary Clinical Provider
Wildcats Wellness Center
Albion High School
225 Watson Street
Albion, MI 49224
Phone: (517) 629-8464
Fax: (517) 629-8466
Oaklawn Hospital Emergency Room (517) 629-2630 or 269 789-3916