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New SBHC Opening all Across the State
Centers Opened in 2012Sandy
Centers Opening Soon!Estacada - March
Century - February
Vernonia - January
Centennial High School - TBA
Beaverton - TBA
Tualitin - TBA
Oregon Makes Good on Federal Funding
The Affordable Care Act provides $200 million in funding from fiscal years 2010 – 2013 for the School-Based Health Center Capital Program (SBHCCP). A series of awards has been made available to school-based health centers under the Affordable Care Act.
|First Round Awardees-Oct 2011|
|Columbia Health District-Public Health Authority||Saint Helens||500,000|
|Community Health Center Inc.||Eagle Point||494,640|
|Community Health Centers of Benton/Linn Counties||Corvallis||124,617|
|Crook County Health Department||Prineville||138,357|
|Deschutes County, Oregon||Bend||500,000|
|Hillsboro School District||Hillsboro||500,000|
|La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center||Medford||456,890|
|Lane County School District #52||Eugene||92,183|
|Lincoln County Health and Human Services||Newport||500,000|
|Multnomah County Health Department||Portland||426,266|
|North Clackamas Schools||Portland||396,681|
|Siskiyou CHC||Grants Pass||65,000|
|Second Round Awardees-Jan 2012|
|Estacada School District # 108||Estacada||392,104|
|Center for Human Development, Inc.||La Grande||255,000|
|Third Round Awardees-Dec 2012|
|Beaverton School District||Beaverton||500,000|
|Community Health Center||Medford||371,956|
|Multnomah County Health Department||Portland||500,000|
|Tigard Tualatin School District||Tualatin/Sherwood||500,000|
|Waterfall Clinic, Inc.||North Bend||381,000|
What is a School-Based Health Center (SBHC)?
School based health centers are like a doctor’s office in school. They provide quality primary and mental health services where the kids are – keeping them healthier, in school and ready to learn
School-based health centers deliver quality, affordable, cost-effective health care and enjoy broad community support. They are an investment that returns benefits to our schools, families, communities, and most of all to our youth.
Day in the Life of School-Based Health Center
In one 6-hour day at a School Based Health Center, the Family Nurse Practitioner:
- Performed a fasting and 2 hour blood sugar check, including finding the student food for a glucose load as dad had eaten hers.
- Made a new asthma diagnosis and prescribed an inhaler and taught its use.
- Consulted with a student about her birth control method and made a change.
- Diagnosed an ear infection and consulted with student’s mom about it.
- Counseled a student about depression, family issues, friend issues, food issues.
- Took care of a student with back pain.
- Diagnosed possible new genital herpes and taught, counseled, and consoled the student.
- Gave several immunizations.
- Washed cinnamon out of a student’s eye. (Foods class had been wild!)
- Discovered a new allergy and wrote up an emergency plan for the school and prescribed an Epi-pen for the student.
- Talked to a dad who called about his daughter, who was depressed. Called poison control to consult then called dad back and sent to ER for suicide attempt. Notified her primary care provider. Scheduled her for counseling here at the school.
- Called a mom to tell her about her daughter’s suicide attempt 2 weeks earlier.
- Talked to a mom who called to say that her daughter is threatening violence and suicide. Referred her to outside resources.
- Sent 3 kids home with various illnesses.
- Arranged supervision for the new counseling intern
- Scheduled to be guest speaker in the health classes and the alternative ed. classes.
- Helped a foster mom arrange a psychological evaluation for her daughter.
- Gave numerous analgesics for HA, menstrual cramps, and tightened braces.
- Scheduled Epi-pen training for 4 school staff.
Did NOT manage to get all the charting done. In fcact, still has charting left from yesterday. Maybe tomorrow?