ABOUT School-based health centers
the value of sbhcs
Students perform better when they show up for class healthy and ready to learn. School-based health centers (SBHCs) ensure that students from kindergarten through high school can get a flu shot, have an annual physical, have their teeth examined and their eyes checked, or speak to a mental health counselor in a safe, nurturing place – without the barriers that families too often face.
SBHCs exist at the intersection of education and health and are the caulk that prevents children and adolescents from falling through the cracks. They provide care – primary health, mental health and counseling, family outreach, and chronic illness management – without concern for the student’s ability to pay and in a location that meets students where they are: at school.
SBHCs may vary based on community need and resources. To learn more about SBHCs and their impact on students and communities, visit our Alliance website by clicking the button below.