School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Overview
On-Campus Health Care Coming in Fall 2018!
Get ready for excellent health care at school!
A School-Based Health Center (SBHC) for Brighton High School (BHS) students will be opening at BHS next school year. The health center will provide the following health care services:
- Annual check-ups/ sports physicals
- Visits for sickness/ injury
- Confidential teen health services
- Health education on diet, exercise, alcohol/drug prevention, etc.
- Preventive dental care (such as screening, cleaning, sealants, etc.)
- Mental health counseling
The health center will be open to BHS students during school hours.
Students must enroll in the health center before receiving care. Enrollment information will be available soon. Parent/guardian signature will be required for enrollment (excluding confidential services).
All BHS students can enroll in the SBHC, regardless of health insurance status, immigration status, or regular source of health care.
The SBHC will not replace students’ current insurance or regular doctor; instead, the SBHC is an additional resource that makes it easier for students to get health care.
Medicaid, CHP+, and private insurance will be billed if possible, but there will be no charge for copays or deductibles. Insurance is not required for medical care.
If you have any questions about the enrollment process or the SBHC, please contact 303-263-1492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the new SBHC – FAQ’s
If you would like to help advise the SBHC as a parent or community member, please contact email@example.com about serving on the Community Advisory Committee. If you are a BHS student and would like to get involved in the SBHC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org about joining the VOIHCE Youth Advisory Board.
In order to make the SBHC a reality, School District 27J is collaborating with the following organizations:
- Kids First Health Care, a non-profit agency, will serve as the medical sponsor and provide health care services at the SBHC. Kids First Health Care established the first SBHC in Colorado in Adams County School District 14 in 1978.
- Salud Family Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center operating 13 clinic locations and a mobile unit. Salud's mission is to provide a quality, integrated health care home to the communities we serve. Salud provides preventive dental services at the Brighton SBHC.
- Community Reach Center is a mental health center that works to enhance the health of our community by providing mental health care and other health services at multiple sites throughout Adams County, Colorado. Community Reach Center provides mental health counselling for patients at the SBHC.
- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has provided funding for planning the SBHC and will provide operating funds for the SBHC for a period of four years, assuming a fall 2018 opening with construction completed. The four years of funding will allow Kids First to create ongoing and sustainable operational funding through Medicaid and other revenue.
- The Rose Community Foundation has provided additional funding to support the SBHC planning process.
- The Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care assessed student health needs and community resources to help plan for the SBHC.