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About MHHC’s School Based Health Centers (SBHC)

Welcome to the Morris Heights Health Center School Based Health Center (SBHC) Program!

The School Based Health Center Program is a student-based health clinic. It like a doctor’s office located in your child’s school. We don’t take the place of your child’s doctor, but rather, we work closely with your child’s doctor to provide quality health care right at the school. The health center is conveniently located in the school building to minimize your child’s absence and to limit your time away from work.

The Morris Heights School-Based Program one of the nation’s leading Programs and one of New York State’s largest; most innovated and most recognized Programs. We have been providing quality care to our New York City public school students for over 35 years. And, we continue to be at the forefront, serving over 17,000 students annually.

The School-Based clinics are opened from 8:00am-4:00pm on regular school days. We prefer appointments but walk-ins are welcome anytime.

Currently we operate clinics in twenty (20) New York City public schools; each of which is strategically situated across our home region of the Bronx, New York.

At the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC), your child receives care and services that are provided at NO COST to you; regardless of insurance or immigration status. The SBHC can bill insurances for services, however, there are NO COPAYs for you, and you do not receive a bill for services from the SBHC.

We have an Interdisciplinary Approach to Caring for our Students

Through our twenty (20) School Based Health Centers we partner with forty-eight (48) schools. These range from Pre-K through High School. At our health centers, we offer a wide range of comprehensive health and social services.

Our Medical Services

In the health centers students receive care and services both In-person and via Telehealth visits. All services are provided by a staff of well-trained qualified clinical and medical health professionals, comprising:

· Primary Care Medical Provider (Physician, Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner)

· Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

· Social Worker

· Medical Office Assistant

Students have easy access to the following services:

· Preventive care. This includes well-child visits, physicals for sports, state mandated physicals and work permits; immunizations, hearing and vision testing and flu shots.

· Urgent care. For menstrual cramps, sore throats, cold, headaches, and allergy symptoms.

· Assessment and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses like asthma, diabetes and obesity, as well as referral to subspecialists as needed.

· First Aid care. Evaluation for injuries and other emergencies.

· Prescriptions for medications.

· Reproductive Health Services care. This includes health risk behavior screenings and prevention counseling.

Our Program is one of the first in NYS to offer comprehensive on-site confidential reproductive healthcare services to our adolescents when needed. Some of these services include, a variety of contraceptive methods such as long acting reversible contraception (LARC); HPV vaccination and PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV), pregnancy testing, pregnancy prevention and family planning options counseling as well as screening for and the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

Our medical providers welcome information sharing opportunities. They work cooperatively with other external providers; offering insight on services provided within the school setting; as well as actively inquiring about health information that supports advancement of care.

Our Behavioral Health Services

Our team of highly trained licensed social workers are on-site and available to support and address the emotional needs of students and their families through confidential comprehensive evaluations, individual and group therapies, and crisis intervention. Treatments are easily available for concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and family issues.

Our team also engages students in preventive mental health initiatives to encourage the development of healthy relationships and prevent dating violence.

As the needs of students change, our team has adjusted to meet their needs. To address the growing emotional needs of students, we are now providing Telemental Health Services at all our twenty (20) School-Based Health Center (SBHC) clinics.

We continue providing Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments/Evaluations; and now, services are available via video conferencing. In addition, Telemental Health Services will also be used to provide the following on-going services:

· Individual Psychotherapy

· Group Therapy

· Family Collateral Services

· School Collaborative Services

As clinically indicated, we will refer students to our main site for Psychiatric Evaluations which is also available via video conferencing. This continues to be on an individual, as-needed bases.

School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are located in the following schools:

CIS 232 / MS 303 / X365
1700 Macombs Road
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 583 - 7007

The Arts Village School PS 306 / MS 331
40 West Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 731-4095

Elizabeth Barret Browning MS 399 / MS 459
120 East 184th Street
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 584 - 0350

Marjorie H. Dunbar School PS 126
175 West 166th Street
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 588-1596

PS 396 / MS 390
1930 Andrews Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 299-6280

The Family School / The Sheridan Academy
1116 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 538-3266 ext. 163

Health Opportunities / CSSJ
350 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 401 - 1826 ext. 3611

Harry S. Truman / Bronx Health Science
750 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 904 - 5417

Albert Tuitt Campus
921 East 228th Street
Bronx, Ny 10466

Banana Kelly HS / Holcombe L. Rucker School / Co-Op Tech
965 Longwood Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 860-1242 ext. 5116

MS / PS 279 Captain Manuel Rivera
2100 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 584-6004 ext. 2186

Creston Academy MS 447 / PS 382 / PS 386
125 East 181st Street
Bronx, NY 10453
718-367-5035 ext. 3693

MS / PS 29 The Melrose School
758 Courtland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451

International Community HS MS 343 / MS 224
345 Brook Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 585-5014

Grace Dodge Campus Grace Dodge/BASE/CIHS/HSET
2474 Crotona Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458

Mott Hall X449 / X454 / X324
BRONX, NY10456

Marie Curie X237 / X244
120 East 231st Street
Bronx, NY 10463
718-601-2869 ext. 327

TapCo Campus
2225 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
718-584-0980 ext. 3093

In-Tech Academy
(MS/HS X368)
2975 Tibbett Ave.
Bronx, NY10463
718-432-4300 ext. 1230

X162 Lola Rodriguez de Tio
X393 University Prep HS
X500 Hostos-Lincoln Academy

600 St. Ann's Ave. Bronx, NY 10455

For additional information contact:

Kay Lawrence,
Director of School Based Health Center
(718) 483-1270 ext. 2170