Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Long-term Care Facilities
Slide content:School-Based Health Centers Provide physical and behavioral health care Certified medical providers and counselors Further medical or hospital services are arranged as needed Parental consent is required Not all health centers are located inside schools Mobile Health Centers Off-site center serving more than one school 4
Slide notes:Children and teenagers spend most of their time in school, so it is logical to have medical services there. School-based health centers provide physical and behavioral health care from nurses, physician assistants, physicians, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other providers. When necessary, the health center arranges for further medical or hospital services. Parental consent is required before children can receive the full range of health services offered. Not all school-based health centers are located inside schools. The setup varies depending on the needs of the community. In some areas, mobile health centers travel to schools. Alternatively, health care may be available at off-site health centers that have extended operating hours and a broader range of services. These facilities may serve more than one school. 4