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

School Based Programs

School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide cost-effective & time-efficient services that benefit the community, schools, teachers, parents and students.

Visits 2018-2019

  • Dental – 12%
  • Medical – 27%
  • Behavioral Health – 61%

Total Revenue 2018-2019

  • Medical – 24%
  • Dental – 35%
  • Behavioral Health – 41%

Cost Effective

  • Depression screenings (PHQ-9) 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,

  • Depression screenings (PHQ-9) 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,

  • 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.

Time Efficient And Prevention Based

  • Non-enrolled students 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

  • 267 condoms distributed with counseling
  • 31 Gonorrhea/Chlamydia tests sent to DPH- 3 positive, all treated at SBHC
  • Flu vaccinations were offered to students and school staff.

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.