Cord-Charlotte Elementary School in Charlotte and Southside Elementary School in Batesville are among 20 Arkansas schools to receive state funding for school-based health centers.
Both health centers will offer physical and mental health services and dental and vision care.
Principal Epperson said many students' parents cannot afford the drive to the doctor.
"It's hard for them to take off for those colds, sneezes, earaches and things like that," Epperson said.
"They'll be able to send their kids here to school and if they have an earache or they're just not feeling that good and need to see a doctor, they can walk across the parking lot or the child will be transported if they're at the Newark campus," Epperson said.
Epperson said the new health center will turn an all-day trip to the doctor into a several minute check-up.
"This will definitely decrease our absenteeism and help parents at the same time," Epperson said.
"That's gonna mean a lot less time out of the classroom for students and teachers," Jenkins said.
Students, teachers and parents cannot complain.
"I had to go earlier in the year for something and I didn't have to miss a lot of work," Jenkins said. "I went over on my lunch actually and it was very convenient."
The school districts went through a competitive application process to obtain the health centers.
Epperson hopes to open the Cedar Ridge School District health center in January for mental and physical care. Dental and vision will come later once the district establishes providers.
The center will first open for students and faculty, then their families and the community.
Superintendent Rich said the school board will set an open date for the Southside School District health center.