School-Based Health Center
The School-Based Health Center is a comprehensive primary care program, located within the schools and linked to community-based services. They provide medical and mental health screening and treatment for young people who might otherwise not have access to primary care. The School-Based Health Center has proven to be a successful vehicle for addressing the challenges of adolescent health care. It is designed to be accessible, affordable, confidential, and teen friendly.
Who Can Use the Health Center?
The School-Based Health Center is open to any student in District 207 who has a signed parental consent form.
How is the Health Center Funded?
The Health Center receives funding from a state grant and private donations. An Advisory Board of school personnel and community members oversees these efforts.
What Services Are Available?
Services available at the School-Based Health Center include, but are not limited to the following:
- General health assessment - Routine physicals and health screenings
- TB Testing and follow-up
- Diagnosis and management of chronic illness
- School sports and employment physicals / immunizations
- Weight management / nutritional counseling
- Assessment of stress and emotional problems
- Individual and family counseling
- Assessment of alcohol and drug problems
- STD and pregnancy testing
- Safety promotion
- Alcohol and drug use prevention
- Smoking prevention education
- Referral and follow-up