New school-based health center launched at Shortlidge Elementary

A new, school-based health center operated by ChristianaCare and Red Clay School District opened in October, serving students enrolled in kindergarten through second grade at Shortlidge Elementary School on 100 W. 18th St. in Wilmington, Delaware.

The new health center opening followed on the heels of another school-based health center opening at Wilmington’s Warner Elementary School in September 2018.

With the addition of Shortlidge, ChristianaCare now serves more than 700 students from kindergarten through grade 12 in New Castle County, Delaware, in 20 school-based health centers.

“We work with each student’s health care provider, parents, and school nurse, to provide comprehensive medical and mental health care, treatment and health education addressing the social determinants of health to keep them in school healthy and focused on their education,” said Kathy Cannatelli, MS, ChristianaCare’s manager of School-Based Health Centers.

Learn more about how ChristianaCare’s school-based health centers support local students.