Through collaboration and partnerships with the Office of School Health and other community partners, Community Schools have access to a variety of health services to focus on healthy families and communities.

Vision Services

More information can be found here on the free screenings and glasses available to all students.

Contact: Regina Burke (DOHMH Community Schools, Program Manager) or your program manager with questions.

Dental Services

Office of School Health's Oral Health Program connects third-party dental providers to schools across the city. Services rendered are both preventative and restorative. (List of participating schools).

If you currently do not have the oral health program, find low to no-cost dental services for students and families in your borough here.

School-based Health Centers

Many Community Schools have launched school-based health clinics that provide health services for students and families. In schools without a health center, in some cases, doctor visits can be arranged. For information about establishing a health center in your Community School, contact your Program Manager.

Reproductive Health

Free and confidential limited reproductive health services for high school students are provided by Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH)

Contact Pamela Haller, Project Director of the CATCH program or Lorraine Tiezzi, Director, Adolescent Health for more information.

Asthma Prevention

In addition to the Asthma Case Management program (list of participating schools), the Office of School Health has many community partners committing to aiding schools in training their teachers and parents on asthma management.

For more information, contact Wilma Mitey (DOHMH).

Additional Resources

The Office of School Health- Their website provides information about additional health issues, including vaccinations, bed bugs, sleep, allergies, diabetes, and more.

Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource & Training Center- The Children's Health Fund provides schools, parents, and advocates with interactive tools and materials for topics ranging from trauma, attendance, and health issues.

OCS Health Resource Guide- The Office of Community Schools created a resource guide that contains online resources and partners who deal with asthma, dental, and community health centers.

(FINAL) OCS Health Resource Guide

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