School Based Programs

School Based Programs Service Delivery Overview

School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide cost-effective and time-efficient services that benefit the community, schools, teachers, parents, and scholars. The 2020 – 21 academic year posed significant challenge to service delivery, but scholars, families, and staff persevered in partnership to participate in needed behavioral health, medical, and dental visits for the elementary school (RMS), middle school (MS), high school (HS) scholars.

IHS Service Delivery Summary 2020-21

Behavioral health services remained fairly consistent through telehealth. The delivery of vital medical and dental services was negatively impacted because more than 50% of scholars remained as remote learners throughout the school year.

The unmet needs of the 2020-21 academic year require laser focus, commitment, collaboration, and investment to aid scholars and families to regain lost ground in their health and wellness.

Response to Community Needs

SBHC staff increased school/family/community engagement:

  • Host open house,
  • Conduct food drives,
  • Conducting self-care groups,
  • Providing health education, including a visit by a Planned Parenthood representative and offering afternoon FLEX groups,
  • Increasing the hours of dentist on site and garnering a Per Diem Dental Hygienist.

Registration Form

School Based Programs Registration Forms


Contact IHS

Integrated Health Services:
763 Burnside Avenue
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 291-9154

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: closed

About IHS

Integrated Health Services, Inc. was founded in 2007 by Dr. Poerio, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, but the organization’s purpose – to provide comprehensive, accessible, and integrated health care services at local schools – had been cultivated over the previous fifteen years while she ran the School Based Health Center (SBHC) program at Manchester Memorial Hospital.


​​​​IHS Administrative Office
763 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108

Administrative Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: closed

School Based Health Center Locations
Connecticut River Academy
9 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 310-2864

Connecticut River Academy Middle School
195 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06108

Riverside Magnet School
29 Willowbrook Road
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 709-6812