The Longview team was fortunate to spend a morning visiting with Pam Clasgens, Development Director for Huntsville-based HEALS, Inc., as we toured their medical and dental clinic located at Martin Luther King Elementary School.
You may have heard the HEALS name in association with the annual Stars Dancing for HEALS event which takes place in November at Monaco Pictures in Bridge Street Towne Center. Stars Dancing for HEALS is one of their signature fundraising events where eight Stars from the community raise funds as they dance with local ballroom instructors in one of the most fun events in town since its inaugural dance in 2007.
HEALS, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible quality, school-based primary health care for children through collaborative efforts with the Huntsville City/Madison County school systems and the medical community. By providing on-site medical and dental care, mental health counseling, and social services at participating schools, HEALS, Inc. makes an immediate difference in the lives of many children.
HEALS, Inc. provides medical care, including well-child check-ups, immunizations, school sports physicals, acute and chronic care for illness and injury, lab work and prescription medications as well as dental care, including preventive care, including cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, sealants, periodontal care, restorative care, fillings, root canals, pulpectomy, extractions, space maintenance, SS crowns, etc. But their mission doesn’t stop there; they provide social services, insurance outreach services, and health education to children and their families. They also provide each of their patients with a brand new pair of tennis shoes at their annual check-up.