What are School-Based Health Centers?
Connecticut’s school-based health centers (SBHCs) are comprehensive primary health care facilities located within schools or on school grounds. SBHCs are licensed by the Department of Public Health. Multidisciplinary teams of professionals provide a wide range of services including routine checkups/physical exams, immunizations, mental health services, crisis intervention, prescription and dispensing of medications, dental care (selected sites only) and more.
All children enrolled at the site school may use the SBHC regardless of income or health care coverage. SBHC services are aimed at, but not limited to, students who do not have access to a family doctor, or whose families have little or no health insurance. Type and extent of services provided vary.
Since services can’t be provided unless there is a signed Parent Permission Form on file, it is recommended that parents complete the form at the start of the school year.
For more information go to: Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers: http://ctschoolhealth.org/
To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:
Search by service name: School Health Programs
SOURCE: Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2024