School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are primary health care facilities on or within school grounds, and serve students in grades pre-K-12. They are licensed as outpatient clinics or hospital satellites, and are staffed like a pediatric primary care office. Teams can include nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, social workers, physicians, and sometimes dentists and dental hygienists. SBHCs collaborate with the school nurse, and the school nurse often refers students to the SBHC. SBHCs provide care such as treatment of acute injuries and illnesses, routine checkups and physicals, health screenings, immunizations, mental health services, prescription of medications, and more. They are an important resource for school-aged children because they can provide primary medical and mental health services on site, regardless of the student’s insurance coverage or ability to pay. Read more in depth about School Based Health Centers, as well as the Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers’ newsletter.
To go to the Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers’ website, click here.
To read the Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers’ newsletter, click here.