School-Based Health Centers
Neighborcare Health’s school-based health centers (SBHCs) are full-service medical clinics located in schools. The clinics provide evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic issues, sports physicals, health assessments, reproductive/family planning health care, STD screening and treatment, immunizations, health education, mental health therapy, crisis intervention, laboratory testing and dispense common medications as needed.
All of our SBHCs are open during school hours, and each one is staffed by a clinic coordinator, a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, and a mental health therapist, all of whom are trained to work with youth and underserved populations. Appointments are available before and after school, and every effort is made to ensure students miss as little class time as possible.
The goals of our SBHCs is to increase students’ healthy behaviors and reduce risky ones by providing culturally sensitive, non-judgmental, youth-friendly care that includes positive social development support. Our SBHCs strive to accomplish these goals by being located in schools and providing care to any student who walks through our doors, regardless of ability to pay. By having SBHCs located within schools, students can easily access an additional level of health education and expertise that the schools would otherwise be unable to provide.
Government grants and reimbursements do not cover the entire cost of this program. Its sustainability largely depends on the generosity of individual donations. To learn more about supporting this program, click here.