What is a school-based health center (SBHC)?
The UCFS school-based health center is a doctor’s office inside of your child’s school. The services are provided by an APRN (advanced practice registered nurse) and behavioral health clinicians who are experts in adolescent health and are employed by UCFS. The intention of the UCFS SBHC is to supplement the care your child receives at their pediatrician’s office. The UCFS SBHC staff communicates with your child’s primary care physician to keep them updated about the care your child receives at the UCFS SBHC.
UCFS School-Based Health Centers offer the following services
- Yearly well-child examinations
- Sports physicals
- Acute care visits (e.g. sick visits, lacerations, injuries, etc.)
- Chronic care visits (e.g. asthma, ADHD, etc.)
- Mental Health Assessments
- Substance Abuse Screenings
- Counseling (individual, group, and family)
*If you child is experiencing a medical emergency please call 911. For a behavioral health crisis call 211 for Mobile Crisis Intervention Services.
Why should I enroll my child in the SBHC?
- Help students stay in school to receive needed care rather than have to leave campus.
- Improve students’ academic achievement by taking care of medical, dental and behavioral health needs that can make learning difficult.
- Remove barriers to care such as lack of transportation or insurance and to support school staff through wellness and educational events.
- School Based Health Centers eliminate the barriers to treatment including access to care, scheduling conflicts, and transportation limitations.
- Students will receive behavioral health counseling from licensed professionals trained in working with children.
- The counseling will take place in school during the school day.
- UCFS counselors will do their best to work with each students schedule to provide care during non-academic classes when possible.
- Clinicians will also be available for crisis intervention as needed for students enrolled in the SBHC.
Who can receive services?
Any student with a signed consent form who attends Montville High School, Norwich Technical High School, the PBL Campus/Pathways, NFA or the Sachem Campus, Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School, Stanton Elementary School, and Teacher’s Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School can receive services at the School Based Health Center. However, the SBHC is not open to the public.
How do I register my child for the SBHC?
Please complete the enrollment form below. For questions, please call the SBHC line at 860-822-2803.
Forms in Spanish:
- SBHC Enrollment Form – Spanish
- Flu Vaccine Consent Form – Spanish
- Vaccine Consent Form – Spanish
- PPD Placement Form – Spanish
Will these services be billed to my insurance?
Yes, all services provided at the UCFS SBHC will be billed to the identified insurance. Co-pays will be billed to the responsible party. If your child is uninsured, please call our Access to Care Program at 860-822-4798 for a free insurance eligibility assessment.
School Based-Health Center Hours: (Hours are subject to change)
Montville High School
Medical Services – Monday, Thursday & Friday – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Behavioral Health Services – Monday – Friday – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Norwich Technical High School
Medical Services – Tuesday and Wednesday – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Behavioral Health Services – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Norwich Free Academy
Medical Services – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Behavioral Health Services – Monday – Friday – 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School
Behavioral Health Services – Monday-Friday – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Stanton Elementary School
Behavioral Health Services – Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Teacher’s Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School
Behavioral Health Services – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm