School Based Health Center
What is a School Based Health Center?
School-based health centers (SBHCs) are primary care health centers based in the schools. Most SBHCs provide a combination of primary health care, mental health care, dental health services, and nutrition and health education.
School-based health centers operate as a partnership between the school and community health organizations - Optimus Health Care Inc. and Southwest Community Health Center Inc.
Family Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistant, Medical Assistants, Behavioral Health Provider, Dentists, and Dental hygienists.
Medical/Behavioral Health Services:
- Physical exams
- Sports physicals
- Immunization updates/Vaccines
- Diagnosis/treatment of minor illness and injuries
- Management/treatment of asthma, diabetes, and other health concerns
- Group and family counseling
- Dental screenings, exams and cleanings
- Health awareness programs
How do children enroll in the SBHC?
Only requirement – student must attend said school.
- Retrieve an enrollment form from the school’s main office
- Fill out an enrollment form in the school based health center office
- Click HERE for consent form and additional information
If a child has, or does not have insurance how is this handled at the schools?
- A child is still eligible to enroll in the clinics
- Neither the child nor their parent will be charged a co-pay for services rendered.
- If the student does not have insurance, no charge for services rendered.
- If the child and/or family are eligible for HUSKY or the market place staff is available to help with the enrollment process.
Students learn better, when they show up for class. SBHC brings the doctor’s office into the school and keeps students healthy and in class learning.