About MHHC’s School Based Health Centers (SBHC)
Welcome to the Morris Heights Health Center School Based Health Center
The School Based Health Centers 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,
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 sub-specialists
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.
To make a referral,
please use this link and email
firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your request. A clinician will reach out to the student and
the person making the referral.
Our Dental Services
Within our program a team of Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants
provide oral health care services. These services are available in our
on-site Dental Suites and through our expanded Portable Dental services
at several school locations.
Students are provided with easy access to preventive services such as dental
exams, fluoride varnish treatments, cleanings and sealants. Within the
Dental Suites we also offer on-site X-rays, allowing us to provide enhanced
services such as restorative dental care.
Students requiring other specialist dental care are provided referrals
Our Ancillary Services
A dedicated team of Health Educators, Nutritionists and Case Managers also
provide supportive services to the Students to help improver their overall
health and wellness. Students can easily access workshops on various age-specific
health topics; receive guidance and counseling; educational information
and other much needed services within the Program.
How do I enroll my child in the School-Based Health Center Program?
Enrollment in the SBHC is quick and easy!
Parents and/or legal guardians complete the SBHC Parental Registration
and Consent Form, which is available to you at the school’s main
office; in the school based health center or by simply clicking
HERE. Completed forms should be emailed to email@example.com.
SBHC Frerquently Asked Questions
SBHC Program FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Our team is available to answer any questions that you may have at 718.716.4400
or by email at
We look forward to serving you!