School-Based Health Services
On-site health care improves student health and promotes kids’ academic success.
Children with access to school-based health centers are more likely to receive physical, dental and mental health services, as well as immunizations and treatment for chronic conditions like asthma. This can make a big difference for kids, especially those who might have trouble accessing health care elsewhere. One study found that low-income adolescents using school-based health centers were over one and a half times more likely to have a preventive health care visit and 50% less likely to go to the emergency room.