La Clinica’s school-based health centers provide comprehensive, quality health care that is convenient for students and affordable for parents. We bring the doctor’s office into the school so students can be seen by a medical provider right when they need care and without missing school. Youth at participating schools are eligible for services regardless of income or insurance coverage and are seen on a drop-in, as-needed basis or by appointment.
- Diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and chronic health issues
- Basic primary and preventative health care
- Routine physical, well-child, and sports exams
- Vision screenings
- Hearing screenings
- Dental screenings and services through La Clinica’s Happy Smiles program
- Nutrition and weight management education
- Over-the-counter medications for minor complaints and treatment of minor injuries (with parent or guardian consent)
- Care provided by qualified health professionals
Mental health care
- Mental health screenings and assessments
- Treatment and counseling through ongoing individual, family, and group therapy
- Referral when appropriate to other behavioral health services
- Oregon Health Plan enrollment assistance
- Case management and collaboration with community partners
- Summer appointments at other La Clinica health centers
Our school-based staff members are every child’s health advocate and work with parents, referring providers, and community partners to provide the best care possible.
For many uninsured or underinsured families, our school-based services provide the only health-care safety net a child has.
School-based care helps children stay healthy and in school by providing quality, easily accessible primary medical care and preventive health services to students within their school environment. That reduces the time a student is away from school and alleviates the need for parents to leave work.
HOW TO ENROLL
Children younger than 15 must have written consent from a parent or guardian to be seen by our providers (except for reproductive health services; Oregon law does not require parent consent at any age for these). Consent forms can be submitted anytime during the school year. They are available at each school care site and in each school office, or download from the link located at the top of the page.
Parents consenting for their child are always notified when their child visits one of our school-based health centers. Medical records are confidential and are not part of a student’s school records.
We will bill insurance for insured students, and most services are free of charge for uninsured students whose families earn at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Staff also will assist parents of uninsured students in applying for the Oregon Health Plan.
Students who require additional health services are referred to their family doctor or pediatrician. Should your child or teenager not have a regular provider, our medical team works with community health providers to ensure his or her needs are met.
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- Ashland School District
- Bureau of Primary Health Care-HRSA
- Central Point School District
- Jackson County Health and Human Services
- Medford School District
- Oregon Health Authority — School Health Program
- Phoenix/Talent School District
Additional funding support
- Ashland Community Health Foundation
- Oregon Community Foundation: Walker Fund
- Providence Community Health Foundation