School-Based Health Centers

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School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are considered by experts as one of the most effective and efficient ways to provide preventive health care to children. Few programs are as successful in delivering health care to children at no cost to the patient, and where they are: in school.

For many underserved children, The Children's Aid Society's school-based health centers are their first and only access to health care.

With a parent's consent for services, medical, dental and mental health issues are addressed in the school setting. This proactive approach prevents health issues from becoming acute concerns in the home, emergency room or community. As a result, youngsters miss fewer school days and parents miss fewer days at work.

Our School-Based Health Centers are a unique partnership between the New York City Department of Education, New York State Department of Health and the Children’s Aid Society. We receive a base grant from the New York State Department of Health and operate under an Article 28 facility certificate that authorize us to provide medical, mental health and dental services.

Our School Based Health Centers are located in our Community Schools in Harlem and Washington Heights. Children’s Aid Society also provides school-linked health services at our Bronx Family Center to students attending our Bronx-based community schools.

Click here to learn more about our school based health centers.

Children’s Aid Society School Based Health Centers video on YouTube.

School Based Health Centers from NYC Public Schools on Vimeo.

The Children’s Aid Society is a member of the New York State Coalition for School-Based Health Clinics and the National Assembly on School Based Health Care.