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Our school-based health care brings quality medical care directly to your child during their school day. Students enrolled in our school-based program can receive medical attention for any health care needs or issues that arise or receive routine health care services, like physical examinations and immunizations. This means more class time for your child and less time off from work for busy working parents/caregivers.
School-based health center locations
School-based health centers are medical health centers that are located within schools. Westchester Community Health Center operates two School-Based Health Centers in the Mount Vernon School District – one at Mount Vernon High School and the other at Edward Williams Elementary School. The centers are open during the school day while school is in session. Students can make appointments to see one of our health professionals, but we also welcome walk-ins during the school day.
School-based health care provides quality medical care including routine physicals, immunizations, and laboratory testing. Staffed by an on-site nurse practitioner, medical assistants, and other health care providers, the centers also offer specialty services on select days like social work, behavioral counseling, and nutritional counseling.
What kinds of health care services are provided at each location?
Mount Vernon High School
Health care services offered to students include:
How do I find out what health services my child receives? Am I notified beforehand?
As part of registering with our school-based health program, you give us consent to treat your child and permission to perform specific care services. For routine care such as annual examinations, we will send you reminders to schedule appointments with our center. If your child requires medical care during the school day, they will first be seen by the school nurse. If the nurse recommends further care and your child is registered with the center, they will be seen by us. We will notify you that your child is in our center and update you on the care received and the need for prescribed medication or recommended follow-up.
If your child is 14 years and older, New York State law gives your child the right to confidentiality regarding sexual and reproductive health care. We will not automatically inform parents /caregivers of sexual and reproductive care for students 14 years and older, but we encourage adolescents to talk to their parents/caregivers regarding any care and services they receive from us.
How much do your in-school health care services cost?
At our school-based health centers, we do not turn away anyone. Your child will receive medical attention and care at NO COST to you, regardless of your ability to pay or immigration status. Our center will bill Medicaid or private insurance for your child’s service. No co-pays are required at the time of your child’s service and you will not receive a bill from us.
How do I register my child for your school-based health program?
Your child must be enrolled in our school-based health program to receive our services. Please use the form below to request an enrollment package for your child(ren). If you have a child(ren) at both Mount Vernon High School and Edward Williams Elementary School, please submit a form for each school separately. You may also contact your child’s health center with the contact information provided below. A member of the medical staff will follow up with you to send you the required enrollment, parent/caregiver consent, confidentiality, and treatment consent forms that must be completed to register your child with our school-based health care program.