Oyler’s SBHC Protects Young Girl from Additional Abuse

Oyler, which is located in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, has a comprehensive School-Based Health Center which includes medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health care. For almost a year, Harley, a young student at Oyler was visiting the SBHC with complaints of pain while urinating. After a thorough investigation one morning during Harley’s visit, it was evident she had been molested by a family member. The Nurse Practitioner decided to test Harley for STIs, and the test came back positive. The family member was arrested that day, and Harley was treated for the STI. Without the SBHC there to intervene, Harley could have been abused for many more years.

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