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.

We operate two 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

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

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.

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

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.