Center for Health Policy

Health care in libraries?

“In a growing number of libraries, patrons can check out a book and get a check-up in one visit. Libraries have hired child psychologists, social workers and language teachers. But only one public library system is known to employ a full-time nurse: the 27-branch Pima County, Ariz., Public Library. Nurses from the county’s Department of Health take turns working with library management and security personnel to assist customers with social, behavioral, physical and emotional problems, as well as performing health screenings and occasional immunization clinics.”

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