Term School Based Community Health Centers
Code HL-8120.8030-800
Definition Student health centers, often operated as a partnership between the school and a community health organization such as a community health center, hospital, or local health department, that provide primary medical care, mental health care, substance use disorder counseling, nutrition education, health education and promotion and case management for students at the school. With an emphasis on prevention, early intervention and risk reduction, school-based health centers counsel students on healthy habits and how to prevent injury, violence and other threats. Students can be treated for acute illnesses such as flu, and chronic conditions including asthma and diabetes. They can also be screened for dental, vision and hearing problems. The specific services provided by school-based health centers vary based on community needs and resources as determined through collaborations between the community, the school district and the health care providers.
Created 8/6/20
Changed 8/6/20
Use References School-Community Health Alliance Health Centers
School-Community Health Alliance Health Centres
See Also References Elementary/Secondary School Health Services (HL-8120.8030-170)
External Classification Terms Education (CAN ED-170)
Education (USA ED-170)
In-School Health Concerns (UW
Student Services (NTE B80)
Student Services (NPC B07)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "School Based Health Centers", Health Resources & Services Administration website, https://www.hrsa.gov/our-stories/school-health-centers/index.html

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