Clinics In Schools
A Community Program supported by Communities In Schools (CIS) Nevada


“Recent studies have shown that nearly one in five children entering kindergarten in Nevada has no form of health insurance. To combat this, Clinics In Schools was formed within Martinez Elementary School and Cunningham Elementary School to provide services free to children enrolled at those schools. The clinic is open full time on a year-round basis. In 2009, services were provided to more than 6,292 children.”

Dorothy Huffey, LVR-J, Feburary 7, 2010




Nevada remains above the national average in uninsured persons and research shows that these uninsured children do not get the health care they need whether it is for preventative services and immunizations or when treating illnesses. Missed days at school can mean big hurdles for children, especially when the school provides nearly all of their meals for the week. CIS has been able to respond to this crisis by building medical clinics on the campuses of elementary schools in each of our neighborhoods. CIS partners with the Community Outreach Medical Center in Southern Nevada and Nevada Health Centers in Northeastern Nevada to provide pediatric medical services out of each of these clinics. These services are entirely covered by our community partnerships and donations and are available to all children in our service area ages 0-18 at absolutely no cost to them or their families.

To read the latest news about this specific program, please contact CIS at 702.770.7611 or visit



Communities in Schools Nevada: Helping Kids Stay in School and Prepare for Life

Making a Difference
Communities In Schools is one of the most effective dropout prevention strategies in the country, and we’ve been named one of the 100 non-profit organizations most likely to change the world by Worth magazine. With support from the community and key partnering agencies, we’ve been helping millions of young people stay in school and prepare for life for the past 30 years.

We believe that each child needs and deserves:

  • A one on one relationship with a caring adult
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • A healthy start and a healthy future
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation
  • A chance to give back to peers and the community

CIS creates special initiatives to directly address specific factors that contribute to the dropout crisis. These initiatives are designed to be long-term, sustainable programs that are funded by donations and grants and are free to students and their families. By creating a support network of volunteers, social services, business and community resources; and integrating these resources and initiatives into the school, students and families can easily take advantage of them.