School-based health centers benefit parents, students, communities, and are a powerful approach for addressing the health needs of children and teens. Research studies have shown that SBHCs:

Families benefit:

  • Parents miss less time from work due to reduced travel time

  • Families are informed about low cost insurance alternatives and the importance of preventive health care services

  • School officials and parents determine the scope of services offered

  • Parents must sign a detailed consent form before their child may receive service

Schools and communities benefit: 

  • School-based health centers support the schools' educational mission.

  • Students appreciate services that are uniquely tailored to meet their needs

  • Students are in school and ready to learn

  • Health concerns are addressed promptly

A comprehensive database of research pertaining to school-based health centers is available here