Bridging The Gap Between Health and Education
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Facts About Our Healthcare Services

Facts: IHS at CT River Academy

  • During the 2018-2019 school year, 86% of the 462 students were enrolled in SBHC.

  • Depression screenings (PHQ-9) were completed on 40% of enrolled SBHC population. 24% of the completed depression screenings were considered “positive.” All students with a “positive” screening either had services in place or were referred to an IHS social worker.

  • The number visits to the dental team increase by 183% as compared to last school year.
  • 255 dental visits completed. 110 sealants provided.

  • 29 caries identified for returning dental patients- average of 0.87 identified caries per student. 142 caries identified for new dental patients–average of 2.2 identified caries per student. New dental patients had a 252% increased risk of caries as compared to returning dental patients.

  • Non-enrolled students were able to be seen at SBHC for any reproductive health care concerns/counseling.

  • 116 individual medical preventative visits completed. 34 group medical preventative visits completed. 

​​​​Facts: School Based Health Centers

  • SBHCs remove barriers to care that students and families might otherwise encounter including transportation issues, loss of school/work time for appointments, and a lack of qualified health care practitioners.
  • SBHCs increase the number of safety net providers accessible to high-risk children (especially for behavioral health services).
  • Parents must sign a permission form to receive services.
  • All services are confidential.
  • SBHCs can bill Medicaid and Husky for services covered by these health plans.