Lake County School District & Summit Community Care Clinic to Open School-Based Health Center this Fall
The Lake County School District and the Summit Community Care Clinic are excited to officially announce the opening of a school-based health center to serve LCSD students and staff beginning in the fall of 2015. The school-based health center (SBHC) will be located at Lake County High School and will serve any student in the district whose parent enrolls them in the program; LCSD staff will also be eligible for health services, as will the siblings and parents of any student enrolled in the SBHC. A SBHC brings healthcare providers into a school so students can avoid health-related absences and receive the support they need to succeed in the classroom. Services provided support physical, social/emotional and dental health needs, supporting the whole child.
SBHCs are staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of qualified medical and mental health professionals who provide health prevention and acute care services to students on an as needed basis. A Community Advisory Council including local healthcare providers, agencies and community members was created to support the SBHC planning process, and has been working diligently to move this project toward becoming a reality. The costs of operating the SBHC will be covered through grant funding and billing. The SBHC will accept Medicaid and all private insurance; uninsured patients will pay according to a sliding fee scale, and fees will never be a barrier to care. Patients will not have to pay a copay when visiting the SBHC.
More information will be available for parents interested in enrolling their child at school registration events in August. We also welcome any questions! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.lakecountyschools.net/school-based-health-center-feedback/ to ask a question or provide feedback.