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.