School Based Health Center - Mission Statement
SBHC’s mission is to promote all aspects of students’ health: physical, emotional, and academic by providing services that will identify and address their needs, empowering our youth to be successful.
Locations and Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30a - 3:00p
Monday - Friday 7:30a - 3:00p
- Diagnosis and treatment of illness and injuries
- Physical examinations - routine and sports physicals
- Diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases
- Dental screenings, education, and fluoride varnish application
- Vision, dental and blood pressure screenings
- Health promotion services: depression, eating disorder, suicide, weight control, nutrition
- Education / support groups
- Counseling services for a variety of needs to support students
- Smoking prevention and cessation
- Classroom presentations
- Staff will be seen for acute illness and injuries as time allows
- Referrals for health care services which cannot be provided at the School Based Health Center
Did You Know?
- Oregon currently has 76 certified School Based Health Centers and counting
- 88% of students surveyed at SBHC's across Oregon report discussing at least one prevention message during their visit to the SBHC.*
- For every state dollar invested in SBHC's an estimated additional $2.40 is leveraged from grants, billing, donations, and other sources. **
*Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division (2013-2014) SBHC Student Satisfaction Survey
**Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division. Based on estimates from 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years
What is a school based health center?A school based health center is a clinic located on a school campus operated by qualified mental and physical health professionals.
Who works there?The SBHC team includes advanced practitioners, a community health nurse, counselors, and office assistants. Medical staff provide comprehensive physical health services to help meet the holistic health care needs of students. Counselors support students as they return or improve to a higher level of functioning. Students can be affected by grief and loss, family issues, anxiety, depression, anger problems, problems with friends and school.
What about appointments?Appointments are encouraged whenever possible. Please come by or call if you would like to make an appointment for yourself or a student.
What about consent?
All students need to be registered with the SBHC each school year before services will be provided. To register, forms can be picked up in person, mailed, or found electronically under the resources tab above. If you would like to also receive dental services, please fill out the dental consent form.
Paperwork can be returned to SBHC in person, by mail, or faxed. Once forms are received, services may begin at SBHC.
- Oregon State Law requires a parent or guardian signature for mental health services for students under 14 years of age and medical treatment under 15 years of age, with exception of family planning information and sexually transmitted disease service. We support and encourage parental involvement in decisions about their student's health care.