School-Based Health Care (SBHC)
School-Based Health Centers Open This Summer!
Medical and Behavior Health Services are available during the summer including:
- Physicals (School or Camp)
- Sick Visits
- Individuals or Group Counseling
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 860-437-4550.
About the School-Based Health Center
The SBHC can help your child with physical exams, immunizations, and acute care sick visits. We can also assist with behavioral mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Providing these services on-site reduces missed class time!
- A school-based health center provides outpatient medical and mental health services directly inside your child's school. See locations here.
- Services are provided by an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and a Master’s Level Behavioral Health Clinician who are employed by Child & Family Agency and are experts in child and adolescent health.
- Physical exams for school, camp, and sports
- Mental health screens, assessments, diagnosis, and treatment. Access to community-based psychiatry services.
- Sick and Acute Care visits
- Crisis Intervention
- Education and management for mental health and chronic conditions such as asthma and weight management
- Counseling Services (individual, group, and family)
*If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
- SBHC’s eliminate barriers to treatment such as access to care, scheduling conflicts, and transportation limitations. Students stay in school to receive needed care rather than have to leave and have caregivers take off time from work.
- Students may receive behavioral health counseling from licensed professionals trained in working with children. These counseling sessions will take place in school during the school day.
- SBHC’s are different from the school nurse’s office and community primary care doctors but works in collaboration with them. If your child does not have a primary care provider, efforts will be made to help your family establish one.
- Clinicians are available for crisis intervention as needed for any student enrolled in their SBHC.
Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc. operates Groton Public Schools School-Based Health Centers. Each School-Based Health Center listed below is licensed by the Department of Public Health as an Outpatient Clinic.