The School Based Health Centers (SBHC) provide easily accessible, culturally and developmentally appropriate health care services for Boston youth in their schools. Our services address the medical and social health problems that frequently interfere with academic success. Satellites of Boston Medical Center, SBHCs are currently located in 8 Boston Public High Schools. Our teams include a Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Clinician, Health Educator and Health Coordinator/Administrative Assistant who work together to assure enrolled students have access to the information and services they need to remain healthy.
- Medical: Nurse practitioners provide preventive care, routine annual sports/employment physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of episodic illness (like strep throat), immunizations, chronic illness care (including asthma) and sexual/reproductive health education and management (including STI testing/treatment).
- Mental Health: Licensed Mental Health Counselors or Licensed Clinical Social Workers provide the following: Psychosocial assessment and case management for individuals or groups; intervention in crisis situations; provision of information, referral and resources for individual, family, and school personnel within the school and community. SBHC clinicians also work in partnership with schools in response to traumatic events.
- Sexual Health/Reproductive Health: Sexual/Reproductive Health educators provide one-on-one counseling and classroom education to high school students, including providing information on healthy bodies, healthy relationships, and prevention of STIs and unplanned pregnancies.
If you wish to take advantage of what the School Based Health Centers have to offer, please contact the School Based Health Center at your child’s school to schedule an appointment. For your child(ren)'s first visit, you will be asked to provide a Parent Consent form. You can download the English Consent Form and Spanish Consent Form here.
School Based Health Center Locations
Another Course to College (Mental Health only)
20 Warren Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Boston Community Leadership Academy and
New Mission High School
655 Metropolitan Avenue
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Boston Latin Academy High School
205 Townsend Street, Boston, MA 02121
Brighton High School
25 Warren Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Charlestown High School (Mental Health only)
240 Medford Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129
Jeremiah E. Burke High School
60 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Madison Park High School
55 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury, MA 02119
Snowden International High School
150 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115