Deschutes County School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program
Deschutes County Health Services and Sisters School District are pleased to announce the opening of a new School-Based Health Center located at 1701 McKinney Butte Rd. (across from Sisters High School). The new Center opens on September 20th and appointments can be made at this time.
The School-Based Health Center is a State and County funded program which uses Nurse Practitioners to provide physicals, sick care, and immunizations. All district children ages 0-20 are eligible to use the Center.
Children can receive care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. All insurances can be billed / visit fee discounts are available for those who are eligible.
Services offered include year-round $20.00 sports physical exams, well-child visits, immunizations, and sick visits.
Questions & Answers
What is a SBHC?
- SBHCs are health centers located on school campus with a Nurse Practitioner on staff.
- A SBHC is like having a doctor’s office in school. SBHCs make is very easy for kids and families to get health care.
- SBHCs are funded through third-party insurance, Medicaid, grants, and public funds (not school district funds).
What happens in a SBHC?
- SBHCs provide primary health care like well child exams and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
- Talk to kids about how to prevent problems like obesity, tobacco use, managing asthma and diabetes.
- Help kids deal with emotional problems like grief, peer pressure, bullying, and suicidal thoughts.
- Children, youth, and families can access the Center the same day that they need it for health problems.
Who is the SBHC for?
- Children ages 0-20 years old who reside in the school district the Center is in.
- Children who are home schooled or tutored at home.
- All eligible children are served when service is requested regardless of insurance coverage, ability to pay, or unpaid balances at the Center.
What does is cost to use the SBHC?
- Visit fees are based on adapted standards for primary care but in general, are lower than private clinics.
- Fees are based on family size and income with discounts applied up to 250% of Federal Poverty Level.
- Insurance is billed and co-pays are asked for but not required in order to receive service.
- Families are asked to pay what they can for amounts owed at the time of service. NO interest is applied to unpaid balances.
“My child was complaining of fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath and was too tired to attend school regularly. We did not have health insurance. At the SBHC, it was discovered that she had anemia. She was started on iron and the staff taught me how to improve her diet. Now she feels better and attends school regularly.” - Parent of a Middle School Student.
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School Year Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Thursday: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call the following number:
SBHC Information 3-1 Foldout Flyer
Student Registration Form
Carta de Los Padres
Forma de Registro del Estudiante