School-Based Health Centers

Grand opening of SBHC at Century HS

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

With support from Washington County, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has established SBHCs at the following schools:

  • Beaverton High School
  • Century High School
  • Forest Grove High School
  • Tigard High School
  • Tualatin High School
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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