School Based Health Centers

Accessible Health Care for All Children

School-based health centers can provide health care to all students who have parental permission, faculty and staff and community members, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. The West Clermont School Based Health Center offers medical, dental, and vision care.

Keeping Children in School and Parents at Work

School-based health centers help keep students in school and ready to learn, treat acute and chronic health problems immediately and return students to class as soon as possible. With a school-based health center, parents may miss less work. The center can see students and staff members conveniently and easily during the school day.

How Will This Benefit My Child?

A school-based health center can serve different purposes for different students. Medical services include immunizations, sports/work/annual physicals, asthma or other chronic to disease management as well as acute care for sick or injured students. The school-based health center also provides work physicals to all staff.

Goals:

  • Identification, referral, and follow-up of health problems that may interfere with student achievement
  • Assure immunizations for protection against vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Prevention and control of communicable diseases
  • Health education directed toward student health and wellness
  • Participation in school-based research to improve the quality of school health services
  • Collaboration with school staff, health professionals and community agencies to foster academic success

School Based Health services include:

  • Routine physical exams, including wellness checks, sports, and work physicals
  • Asthma and other chronic illness diagnosis and management
  • Acute illness and injury treatment
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Routine lab tests
  • Medication prescriptions
  • Health education, counseling, and wellness promotion
  • Fitness and nutrition education and counseling
  • Case management for acute and chronic health problems
  • Vision screenings
  • Complete eye exams
  • Lenses and frames
  • Dental Services