At the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools, we believe that healthy children of all ages make better students. When they feel good, they can better focus on learning.
Our MissionTo provide school-based health programs and clinical services that improve the well-being of students, their families, and communities.
Our VisionYouth will receive high quality physical, emotional, and preventive healthcare:
- in an easily accessible, supportive, and youth-friendly environment, and li>
- employing professional staff who are responsive to the needs of a diverse population.
Insurance & FeesRAHS health services are intended for youth up to 21 years of age. You do not need to be a registered student at these schools to receive services. We accept insured and uninsured patients, regardless of ability to pay. You should never receive a bill for services received at the RAHS Health Centers.
Our HistoryIn 1992, the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Ann Arbor Youth Services Task Force combined efforts to develop a school-based health center in order to better meet the needs of students and their families in the Ann Arbor area. In 1996, the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) and St. Joseph Mercy Health System jumped in to help, allowing for expansion of the program, and in 1998, the program added the Ypsilanti Public Schools. In 2000, the program became the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS), and in 2003, when the University of Michigan Health System lost its funding partner, a restructuring took place, with some elementary school clinic facilities closing and others opening at additional high schools. In 2012, the UMHS Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools expanded to include the Lincoln Consolidated Schools, and in 2016, expanded again, opening school-based health centers in the Flint, Michigan area.
Today, Michigan Medicine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Michigan Department of Education, working with the Washtenaw County Health Department, the Genesee County Health Department, and other healthcare providers, fund and operate the eleven school-based health centers that comprise the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools.
The RAHS school-based health centers are located at Pathways to Success Academic Campus (formerly A2 Tech), Beecher High School, Carman-Ainsworth High School, Kearsley High School, Lincoln High School, Lincoln Middle School, Northwestern High School, Richfield Public School Academy / Early Learning Center, Scarlett Middle / Mitchell Elementary Schools, Ypsilanti Community High School, and Ypsilanti Community Middle School. These centers serve as a “health home base” for students and their families during the school day.