At School Based Health Centers (SBHCs), students 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
Our services include:
- diagnosing and treating injury and illness
- comprehensive physical exams
- well child checks
- screenings (blood pressure and vision)
- laboratory tests
- mental or emotional health services
- alcohol and 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.
Students between the ages of 12 and 19 who visit the SBHC may be asked to complete an anonymous survey after their visit. The survey asks about the student’s satisfaction and experience at the SBHC, as well as some general questions about their physical and mental health status. Students can refuse to take the survey and this will not affect their ability to get care at the SBHC. To see a copy of the survey, please go to the SBHC Data Requirements. If you have questions about the survey, please contact the SBHC State Program Office at email@example.com.
We operate three SBHCs
|Oregon City High School
Staffed by a full-time Certified Nurse Practitioner in partnership with the Oregon City School District.
|Rex Putnam High School
Staffed by a full-time Certified Nurse Practitioner in partnership with the North Clackamas School District. Behavioral Health services are also available on a regular basis.
|Sandy High School
The Oregon Trail School Based Health Center is staffed full-time by a Nurse Practitioner during school hours.
Other SBHCs operating in Clackamas County
|Estacada High School
The Wade Creek Clinic is operated by Orchid Health.
|Milwaukie High School
The MHS Health & Wellness Center, operated by Outside In, offers full primary care, behavioral health, mental health, health education/promotion, vision screening, and preventive dental care. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Call 503-353-5847 for more information.
Are you interested in starting a SBHC at your school?
Visit the Oregon Health Authority's SBHC program to learn more about the SBHC model, certification requirements, and the process to open a SBHC.
You may also contact our SBHC Program Coordinator, Jamie Zentner, for more information.