Sonora, CA — Tuolumne County´s new health van, otherwise known as BOB (Be On Board), continues to hit the road servicing a half-a-dozen school districts each week.
Financed through a grant from the Sonora Area Foundation, BOB services grade schools through high schools.
County Health Officer Dr. Todd Stolp serves as the attending physician until a nurse practicioner can be hired. Stolp says that available services include general checkups, eye-ears-nose and throat treatments, sports physicals in addition to students with asthma and diabetes.
Stolp adds that a clinical case manager from the county´s Behavioral Health Unit deals with youngsters with emotional issues that may even include the contemplation of suicide.
Stolp and County School Superintendent Joe Silva are hopeful that a second van can be added in the very near future.
Written by Bill Johnson