Bridging The Gap Between Health and Education
(860) 291-9787 dpoerio@ihssbhc.org

Facts About Our Healthcare Services

​​​​School Based Health Center Facts

  • SBHCs remove barriers to care students and families encounter including transportation issues, loss of school/work time for appointments, 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.

Integrated Health Services Facts

  • During the 2013-2014 academic year 1,824 students were enrolled in the SBHC.
  • There were 5,827 visits for medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the SBHCs in the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • 82% of the students enrolled in the SBHCs are either uninsured or covered by Medicaid/Husky health plans. No students are turned away from receiving care because they are uninsured.
  • 773 visits were made to the SBHC by uninsured students.
  • Registered Dental Hygienists performed 496 cleanings and 495 fluoride treatments in the 2013-2014 academic year.