Why School-Based Health Centers

Our school-based health center serves as a primary care, vision, and behavioral health office located inside your student’s school district.
• All children have the need for and the right to receive comprehensive quality health services
• School-aged children are especially vulnerable when family priorities center on basic needs of food, clothing and shelter
• School-based health services are convenient and logical since children spend 25% of their day at school
• A School Based Health Program with a strong emphasis on health promotion creates a future population that is better informed, thus better prepared to make healthier lifestyle choices


Access to Health Care for All Children: School-based health centers can provide health care to all students who have parental permission, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. A review of the needs show that many students in our district are not receiving needed healthcare. Across our country, teens are the least likely to get their recommended health 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 current and future West Clermont staff. Vision services will include comprehensive eye examinations and prescribing and dispensing of corrective lens if necessary. Future dental services will include preventative exams and cleanings, x-rays, and corrective treatment as needed.
If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact: Brandi Miller at bmiller@hsohio.org.