School-Based Health Centers

Grand opening of SBHC at Century HS

The mission of the Washington County School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Initiative is to support development of SBHCs throughout Washington County.

The Washington County SBHC Initiative has led to the creation of new SBHC's in Washington County. Current SBHCs:

  • Merlo Station in Beaverton
  • Tigard High, which serves the Tigard-Tualatin School District
  • Forest Grove High, serving students in Forest Grove, Cornelius, Banks and Gaston
  • Century High School in Hillsboro 
Additional SBHCs are planned to open over the next two years with the goal of serving all school districts in Washington County.

SBHCs provide high quality and comprehensive prevention services, developmental screenings, sports physicals, well-child check-ups, dental care, urgent care, and mental health and substance abuse counseling.

Research has shown that SBHCs reduce absenteeism and risky adolescent behaviors (alcohol and drug abuse, juvenile crime, premarital sex, suicide and violence), while helping to increase academic success, attendance and graduation rates.

The SBHC Initiative has involved over 25 community partners, including school districts and higher education institutions, health systems and hospitals, health and mental health providers and other private and public sector funders and organizations.

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