School Based Health Center

Student Based Health Centers

StethoscopeYour School Based Health Center (SBHC) is one of more than 65 similar facilities across Connecticut. All are free-standing medical centers located on school grounds.

We are licensed by the Department of Public Health, and provide on-site confidential physical and mental health services to students.

SBHCs are staffed by licensed nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, medical assistants and dental staff that specialize in child/adolescent health. The Centers operate under the guidance of a medical director.

The Stamford High School-Based Health Center is located across from Room 118 on the first floor of the main building.

Common Goals

CouncilSBHCs treat each child in a thorough, confidential manner while respecting age, cultural values and family situations.

It is our mission to help students learn about practices that promote their health and well-being. Each center emphasizes early identification and intervention to prevent serious physical and mental health concerns.

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Open to All

Ear ExamAll children enrolled at the site school may use the SBHC, regardless of income or health care coverage. Services are aimed at, but not limited to, students who do not have access to a family doctor or whose families have little or no health insurance. For those with insurance coverage (including Medicaid), SBHCs provide convenient services to supplement care they receive from their regular provider.

Parents may always call the SBHC and request an appointment for their children. Since services cannot be provided unless a signed Parent Permission Form is on file, it is recommended that parents complete the form at the start of the school year.

School staff and SBHCs often work together when a student is in need of more in-depth health care. All services of the SBHCs are strictly confidential.

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Dental Clinic

Located at Westhill High School, the School Based Health Centers' dental clinic is staffed by a Board Certified dentist and is open to all students attending Stamford Public Schools.

Appointments are necessary.

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About Family Centers

Family Centers' mission is to empower children, adults, families and communities to realize their potential.

We are a leading  human service organization caring for children and families in Fairfield and Westchester counties. More than 1,000 professionals and trained volunteers provide a wide range of programs which offer creative solutions to complex human problems.

We are affiliated with the United Way and accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children. We are licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Health Services.

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Membership Forms

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Primary Services

Stamford's SBHCs are programs of Family Centers and are licensed by the State of Connecticut to provide specific services, including:

  • Treatment of acute injuries and illnesses (colds, ear infections, & skin problems)
  • Assistance with chronic diseases
  • Routine check-ups
  • Physical examinations
  • Immunizations
  • Prescription & dispensing of medications
  • Dental care
  • Laboratory testing
  • Diagnosis & treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Nutrition Counseling & weight management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual, family & group counseling
  • Referral & follow-up specialty care

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Health Center Locations

Stamford High School
55 Strawberry Hill Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 977-5511

Westhill High School
125 Roxbury Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 977-4937

Rippowam Middle School / AITE High School
381 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 977-5801

Dolan Middle School / Toquam Elementary
51 Toms Road
Stamford, CT 06906
(203) 977-4698

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