School Based Health Centers

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
  • immunizations
  • 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 sbhc.program@state.or.us.

We operate three SBHCs

Oregon City Pioneers Oregon City High School

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

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone: 503-785-8770
Resources: Factsheet | PDF

Rex Putnam High 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.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 503-722-6829
Resources: Factsheet | PDF

Sandy Pioneers Sandy High School

The Oregon Trail School Based Health Center is staffed full-time by a Nurse Practitioner during school hours.
Behavioral health services are also available during regular school hours.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone: 503-668-3483
Resources: Factsheet | PDF

Other SBHCs operating in Clackamas County

Estacada Rangers Estacada High School

The Wade Creek Clinic is operated by Orchid Health.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 503-630-8550

Milwaukie Mustangs 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.