District Wellness Center Keeps Teachers Healthy and Happy​

 

4-part series on how school systems are building a supportive work environment

By Lisa Stark 

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Nashville elementary school teachers Megan Hollis and Alexis Scott have run one half-marathon and are training for a second. They credit the district’s new Employee Wellness Center for making that possible. The Center, opened this school year by Metro Nashville Public Schools, offers employees a free gym, fitness classes, and personal trainers. It’s also a one-stop shop for medical needs—with a health clinic, a pharmacy, physical therapy, and psychological counseling. 

 

This is the latest health-care offering from the district, which already had converted classroom portables into onsite medical clinics at five of its schools. A study by the RAND Corporation found school-based clinics could lower health-care costs for districts, and slightly reduce teacher absences. 

 

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WEST:
Bellevue Middle
Southeast:
Mt. View Elementary
Northeast

Two Rivers Middle

Central

Employee Wellness Center at Berry Hill

North:

Taylor Stratton Elementary

Central

Employee Wellness Center at Berry Hill

Northeast

Two Rivers Middle

North:

Taylor Stratton Elementary

Southeast:
Mt. View Elementary
WEST:
Bellevue Middle
Vanderbilt Health at
MNPS Employee & Family Health Care Centers​
615.259.8755​