School-Based Health Centers
School-Based Health Centers are different from the school nurse’s office and a community primary care doctor but works in collaboration with them. Each center is licensed by DPH as Outpatient Clinics and has both a Nurse Practitioner (APRN) and a Master’s prepared Mental Health Clinician.
Students must be registered for School-Based Health Center Services by a parent/legal guardian. The program is open to all students whose parent/guardian has signed a registration/permission form, regardless of income or coverage.
What We Offer
- Physical exams for school, camp, and sports
- Sick / Acute Care visits
- Collaboration with or referral to a Primary Care Provider
- Chronic condition education and management
- asthma, weight management
- Mental Health Screens
Mental Health Services
- Counseling Services
- Individual, Group, and Family
- Crisis Intervention
- Mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
- Education on mental health topics
- Referral to other mental health or community services
36 Waller Street, New London, CT 06320
P: 860-701-3772 ext. 7231
500 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340
1 Harry Day Drive, Groton, CT 06340
101 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT 06340
35 Groton Long Point Rd., Groton, CT 06340
P: 860-446-4200 x 34238
50 Mercer Street, New London, CT 06320
P: 860-447-6050 ext. 7665
154 Toll Gate Rd, Groton, CT 06340
37 Beech Drive, New London, CT 06320
P: tel:860-447-6060 ext. 7537
490 Jefferson Avenue, New London, CT 06320
P: 860-437-6400 ext. 7019
1 Bulkeley Place, New London, CT 06320
P: 860-437-7775 ext. 7333
204 Mistuxet Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
P: 860-536-9613 ext. 4112
24 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385
74 Grove Street, New London, CT 06320
P: 860-447-6070 ext. 7115
About Our Facilities
Each SBHC is a freestanding health facility, operating in a manner appropriate to the school and community where it is located. SBHCs are guided by local advisory boards, composed of local medical and mental health professionals, school officials, community leaders, parents, and students. Each SBHC follows a work plan approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.
The SBHCs are supported by a grant from the Department of Public Health, the United Way of SE CT, an occasional small community grant for a specific project, and some third-party reimbursement. The child/adolescent’s insurance company is billed when appropriate for services provided (as mandated), but out-of-pocket fees are waived, except when a co-pay is mandated by the student’s private insurance plan. If the child/adolescent does not have health insurance and is eligible for state programs, the staff will assist the family in applying for it.
Every effort is made to communicate any treatment provided at the health center to the student’s primary care provider (pediatrician, community health center, etc.). If a student does not have a primary care provider, otherwise known as a medical home, efforts will be made to help the family establish one.
Students are referred to the health center by the school nurse or other members of the student support team at the school (guidance counselor, social worker, etc.). Parents may always call the SBHC and request an appointment for their child/adolescent. Since services cannot be provided unless there is a signed Registration Form on file, it is recommended that parents complete the form at the start of the school year.
SBHC Administration Office
75 Granite Street, New London, CT 06320
P: (860) 437-4555
For medical questions after regular working hours, families should call their child’s community provider.
If it is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
For children receiving mental health services, there is an on-call clinician available for emergencies when the SBHC is closed. That phone number is provided on the School-Based Health Center’s answering machine.