School Based Health Centers

School Based Health Center's (SBHC) are accessible at both Hamden High & Church Street Elementary where children can seek medical and behavioral healthcare. The SBHCs provide easy access for clients and also help students adopt healthier behaviors at an earlier age. 

School Based Health Center at Hamden High School

To enroll students in the School Based Health Center at Hamden High School, parents should complete the enrollment form by clicking here (english) or clicking here (spanish).

Please print the enrollment form out, complete and return it to the SBHC in person.

 

School Based Health Center at Church Street Elementary School

To enroll students in the School Based Health Center at Church Street Elementary, parents should complete the enrollment form by clicking here (english), or clicking here (spanish).

Please print the enrollment form out, complete and return it to the SBHC in person.

 

Healthy Students Make Better Learners! 

Quinnipiack Valley Health District operates the School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) at Hamden High School and Church Street Elementary School in Hamden. They are supported by a grant from the state of Connecticut. The SBHCs are state licensed outpatient clinics housed right in the school. The SBHCs are opened during school hours, so that students and parents/guardians do not need to miss school or work to get care. All services are provided with no charge to students or families (no cost/fees to families) though billable services submitted to your insurance company when appropriate.

The SBHCs are staffed by a team of licensed professionals provided through a partnership with Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation and includes an onsite Nurse Practitioner, a Social Worker and a Medical Assistant. The SBHC providers do not replace your child’s regular health/mental health providers, nor do they replace the role of the school nurse. 

The Nurse Practitioner provides preventative medical services like immunizations, physical exams, and sports physicals and acute care visits to diagnose, treat and follow up on illness or injury. The Social Worker provides assessments, individual/group counseling, student support groups, crisis intervention, and short/long term therapy as needed. All SBHC providers work closely with providers and the school nurse to ensure that students get the care they need at school, or through community support services. If your child currently sees a specialist, the SBHC can help with management and works with the student to help them learn how to manage according to what their provider recommends.