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School-Based Health Center

Contact

Contact the Maine Township School-Based Health Center at:
847.825.4059 – Phone
847.825.4060 – Fax

Schedule a medical appointment – https://calendly.com/d207sbhc

Schedule a mental health visit:  https://calendly.com/d207-mh

Additional information about the SBHC:  https://linktr.ee/d207sbhc
 

what is THE school-based health center?

D207 SchoolBasedHealthCenter logo 01The Maine Township School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is available to ALL students in District 207 (Maine West, Maine South, Maine East and Frost Academy).

The SBHC is located at Maine East High School and is a partnership between Maine Township High School District 207 and Advocate Medical Group, in affiliation with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. The goal of the SBHC is to improve the physical and emotional health of students attending Maine East, Maine South, Maine West and Frost Academy.

The SBHC is a comprehensive primary care program located at Maine East and linked to community-based services. The District 207 SBHC is one many across the country. A SBHC provides medical and mental health screenings and treatment for young people who might otherwise not have access to primary care. School-based health centers have proven to be successful vehicles for addressing the challenges of adolescent health care. They are designed to be accessible, affordable, confidential, and teen friendly. More information on school-based health centers can also be found from the School-Based Health Alliance and EverThrive Illinois.

The District 207 SBHC is open Monday through Friday during regular school hours.

In order to be able to receive services from the SBHC, each student must have a consent form on file that has been signed by a parent or guardian. Learn more here about accessing care at the SBHC as well as fee and insurance information.

The SBHC is separate from the health office at each school that attends to students’ health needs throughout the school day and school year.

School-Based Health Center Services

Most services are provided free-of-charge, and these services are essentially the same as those that one would receive in any doctor’s office. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • General health assessments and screenings
  • Routine physicals ($35, if there is no state Medicaid)
  • Sports and employment physicals ($35, if there is no state Medicaid)
  • Dental services
  • Immunizations
  • Assessment of stress/emotional state
  • Assessment of alcohol and drug use and abuse
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Counseling on emotional, behavioral, and adjustment-related issues
  • Infections
  • Earaches
  • Sore throats
  • Throat cultures
  • Sprains, cuts, and burns

Learn more here about accessing care at the School-Based Health Center as well as fee and insurance information.

Staff

The District 207 SBHC staff includes a full-time nurse practitioner, a full-time mental health worker, a part-time physician, and a secretary. In addition to the staff, an Advisory Board of school personnel and community members oversee these efforts.

Funding

The cost of operating the School-Based Health Center comes from a variety of grants as well as the generous support of community members and the Maine Township High School Foundation.