What is a School-Based Health Center?

A school-based health center (SBHC) is a doctor’s office located in the school or on school property that provides a full range of health care services so students can avoid health-related absences and get support to succeed in the classroom. SBHCs are sponsored and operated by community-based health organizations, hospitals, and similar organizations; and adhere to state and federal laws, policies, procedures and professional standards for the provision of medical and mental health care. The School Based Health Center in the Lakeland School District is sponsored by, Heritage Health in Coeur d’Alene. Heritage Health been serving the community for nearly 30 years and was formerly named Dirne Community Health Center. Heritage Health is a non-profit organization that is controlled by the patients it serves.

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