School Based Health Centers
School Based Health Centers
Siskiyou Community Health Center has five School-Based Health Centers (SBHC), three in the Illinois Valley – Evergreen Elementary School, Lorna Byrne Middle School, and Illinois Valley High School, one at Grants Pass High School, and one at North Valley High School. These centers are permanent facilities within the schools and are staffed by a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Physician Assistant, RNs, and receptionists. The centers are certified by the State of Oregon and meet specific standards of care. With these certifications, we can examine, diagnose, and treat school-age children. We work cooperatively with parents, coaches, counselors, classroom teachers, school principals, and their staff to ensure that the centers are an integral part of the life of the schools.
The purpose of our SBHCs are to:
- Attend to the unmet health care needs of children when they need it
- Support students by providing a safe place to talk about sensitive issues such as depression, family problems, relationships, family planning, and substance abuse
- Supports the schools by helping children stay in school and by identifying and addressing health problems that may interfere with the learning process
- Support families by allowing parents to stay at work while attending to their child’s routine health care needs
- Teach students to be better health care consumers
Students perform better when they show up for class healthy and ready to learn. Our centers’ goals are to bring the doctor’s office to the students in a safe and familiar manner so they may avoid health-related absences, and to give them the support they need to succeed in the classroom.
Parental notification of Student Satisfaction Survey
Students between the ages of 12 and 19 who visit the SBHC may be asked to complete an anonymous survey after their visit. The survey asks about the student’s satisfaction and experience at the SBHC, as well as some general questions about their physical and mental health status. Students can refuse to take the survey and this will not affect their ability to get care at the SBHC. To see a copy of the survey, please go to the “SBHC Data Requirements” link on http://healthoregon.org/sbhc.
A los estudiantes de entre 12 y 19 años que visitan el Centro de Salud en la Escuela (School-Based Health Center o SBHC) se les puede pedir que contesten una encuesta anónima después de su visita. La encuesta hace preguntas sobre la satisfacción y la experiencia del estudiante en el SBHC y otras preguntas generales sobre su estado de salud física y mental. Los estudiantes pueden negarse a participar en la encuesta y esto no afectará su capacidad de recibir atención médica en el SBHC. Para ver una copia de la encuesta, por favor vaya al enlace “SBHC data requirements” en http://healthoregon.org/sbhc.
All students and staff who plan to use the School Based Health Center must have the health center packet turned in. REGISTER HERE
Virtual Visits are now available
To maintain the highest level of safety for students, staff and health care providers, we have implemented the use of virtual visits to evaluate patients. Virtual visits are conducted by a live video chat on your tablet, smartphone or computer. We are committed to providing a safe, reliable service to students and faculty in our communities. If it is determined that a physical evaluation is necessary during your virtual visit, we will make arrangements for you to meet with a licensed clinician.
Grants Pass and School District 7
Virtual Visits are available to all students and staff in School District 7.
Virtual Visit hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Call (541) 479-4825 to schedule an appointment.
Virtual Visits are available to all students and staff at North Valley High School and Fleming Middle School.
Virtual Visit hours: Monday – Thursday from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Call (541) 472-4709 to schedule an appointment.
Virtual Visits are available to all students and staff at Illinois Valley High School, Lorna Byrne Middle School, and Evergreen Elementary School.
Virtual Visit hours: Monday – Thursday from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Call (541) 592-3749 to schedule an appointment.
For more information on virtual visits, CLICK HERE