School-Based Health Center

"Students Must Be Well To Do Well”

What Is the School Based Health Center?image

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
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