Atchison Community Health Clinic is launching access to behavioral health services in the public systems throughout the county, initiative leaders are Superintendent Dr. Susan Myers, USD 409, Superintendent Dr. Andrew Gaddis, USD 377, and ACHC Director Stevie Durkin.

Starting this month, pupils and students enrolled in the public schools throughout Atchison County will have access to behavioral health services in the school buildings.

Initial implementation of the service starts this week in USD 409 facilities in Atchison and during the month of March at USD 377 in Effingham. The service comes by way of a federally funded Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services grant administered through Atchison Community Health Clinic.

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Mary Meyers can be reached at mary.meyers@atchisonglobenow.com

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