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School-Based Health Centers

Hours of Service

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Program Description

The School-Based Health Centers utilize a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare in order to promote the health and well being of youth. The Health Centers, located at Alameda, Encinal and the CLCS High Schools, serve students from ASTI and Island High Schools as well.  By offering free medical, mental health, health education and youth development services on school grounds, the Health Centers surmount barriers that can prevent youth from accessing care. The Health Centers’ focus on prevention and early identification of risk factors aims to  reduce barriers to learning and to support families and our community.

Services Provided

The School-Based Health Centers offer free and confidential medical care, mental health counseling, health education, and youth leadership opportunities. Medical Services are provided by Native American Health Center (NAHC).

Eligibility

Students attending any of the public high schools in Alameda are eligible to receive health center services at any site.

Intake Procedures

Students may call or drop in to the health centers during school hours to make an appointment.

Fees

All of the School-Based Health Centers services are free to students and their families.  It is our policy to cover expenses by billing all possible third party sources.  Students may be asked to register with Medi-Cal or Family Pact.

Links to Forms

School-Based Health Centers consent form.

Links

www.nativehealth.org
The School-Based Health Centers’ medical services partner

www.schoolhealthcenters.org
The CA School Health Centers Association website with policy updates

www.advocatesforyouth.org
Sexual health information for youth and parents

www.helping.apa.org/changeyourmind
A guide for teens about mental health by the American Psychological Association

Wish List

Health education materials, including books, pamphlets, and DVDs, Bus passes, Gift cards for youth (movies, food, etc.), Healthy food.

Funding Sources

Funding for the School-Based Health Centers is provided by Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, Medi-Cal, Family Pact and CHDP.  Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Hospital and numerous community groups provide donations and in-kind services.