LARSON SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER
SBHC Mission Statement:
It is the mission of SBHC to help students learn about health practices that promote their health and well-being. Each center emphasizes early identification of physical and mental health concerns and the prevention of more serious problems by early treatment.
OPEN TO ALL:
All children enrolled at the school site may use the SBHC regardless of income or health care coverage. Services are aimed at, but not limited to students who do not have access to a family doctor, or whose families have little or no health insurance. For those whose insurance coverage (including Medicaid), SBHCs provide convenient services to supplement care they get from their regular provider. Since services cannot be provided unless there is a signed Parent Permission Form on file, it is recommended that parents complete the form at the start of the school year.
SBHCs are licensed by the state of Connecticut to provide specific services, including:
- Treatment of acute injuries and illnesses (such as colds, ear infections, sore throats, and skin problems)
- Routine check ups
- Physical exams
- Prescriptions and dispensing of medication
- Laboratory testing
- Nutrition counseling
- Crisis intervention
- Individual, family and group counseling
- Dental care, preventative and restorative services
- Referral & follow-up for specialty care
The SBHC follows the school calendar year and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 to 3:15pm.
Parent permission is required before any student can receive services. For further information or to speak with individual staff members call (860) 622-5731.