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School Based Health Centers

School Based Health Centers provide comprehensive and confidential physical, mental and preventive health services in a school setting to our young people.

About SBHCs

School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are places for students to go to receive confidential medical services in their schools. Each SBHC is staffed by a qualified medical professional and focuses on preventing illness and promoting healthy behaviors. Benefits of SBHCs include the following:

  • Improve access to quality physical, mental and preventive health services.
  • Care for children and adolescents regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Reduce high costs associated with inappropriate use of emergency rooms and unnecessary hospitalizations.
  • Ensure services are age appropriate.
  • Save parents time by reducing missed work hours.
  • Keep students in class and ready to learn.

SBHCs’ services include:

  • Diagnosing and treating injury & illness
  • Comprehensive physical exams
  • Well Child Checks
  • Screenings (blood pressure & vision)
  • Laboratory tests
  • Immunizations
  • Mental or Emotional Health Services
  • Alcohol & Drug Assessments
  • Referrals to specialty services as needed

No student is denied services. Insurance is billed whenever possible; however, students and families are not charged for services.

Clackamas County currently operates three SBHCs

Canby Cougars Canby High School

Started in 2008 the Canby SBHC is now staffed full-time by a Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Behavioral health services are also available during regular school hours.

Located in the Canby HS counseling office
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 - 3:00
Phone: (503) 263-7219
Resources: Factsheet (Spanish)

Oregon City Pioneers Oregon City High School

Staffed by a full-time Certified Nurse Practitioner inpartnership with the Oregon City School District.
Behavioral Health services are also available on a regular basis.

Located in the Oregon City HS counseling wing, room 145A
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 - 3:00
Phone: (503) 785-8770
Resources: Factsheet

Sandy Pioneers Sandy High School

Beginning September 2012, the Oregon Trail School Based Health Center is staffed full-time by a Nurse Practitioner during school hours.

Located at the new Sandy High School (East Entrance)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 - 3:00
Phone: (503) 668-3483
Resources: Factsheet (Spanish

Other SBHCs operating in Clackamas County

Milwaukie Mustangs Milwaukie High School

SBHC is operated by Outside In.

Located at Milwaukie High School
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00a - 3:00p; Friday, 8:00a - 12:00p
Phone: (503) 353-5847

Estacada Rangers Estacada High School

The Wade Creek Clinic is operated by Legacy Health Systems.

Located on the Estacada High School Campus
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00a - 12:00p (Closed Wednesdays)
Phone: (503) 630-8550

Are you interested in starting a SBHC at your school?

Visit the State of Oregon's SBHC program to learn more about the SBHC model, certification requirements, and the process to open a SBHC. Data and reports are also available here.

You may also contact Clackamas County's SBHC Program Coordinator, Jamie Zentner (jzentner@clackamas.us) for more information.

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