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School-Based Health Centers

Community Health Center of Snohomish County operates school-based health centers at two Edmonds School District high schools: Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace. These clinics provide a private, convenient, and safe place for students to receive medical, dental, and mental health care. 

During the school year, students can schedule appointments before, during, and after school. All school-based services are provided to students at no cost to the family and follow the same healthcare privacy rules as standard healthcare facilities.

Services Offered:

  • Illness or injury
  • Chronic condition and medication management
  • Dental care
  • Insurance eligibility and enrollment assistance
  • Mental, behavioral, and social emotional health services
  • Sexual and reproductive healthcare
  • Sports physicals
  • Wellness exams and preventative healthcare, including health education
  • Referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed

Print Resources

School-Based Health Center Handout

Registration Forms:
English | Arabic | Russian | Spanish | Ukrainian | Vietnamese

 

Group of High School Students smiling

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a school-based health center?

A school-based health center is a standard model used nationally and locally to increase access to preventative and acute healthcare services for young people in public school settings. There are currently over 65 operating in Washington State. Nationally, there are nearly 2,600 clinics in operation, according to the most recent census. Additional information about the model is available on the Washington State and National SBHC Alliance Websites. 

How is this program funded?

CHC operates school-based health centers through grant funds from the Verdant Health Commission and Foundry 10, insurance reimbursement for eligible services, and other resources. There is no cost to the school for clinic operations except for utilities used by the clinic during the school year.

What is the cost for students?

There is no out-of-pocket cost for students accessing services at the school-based health center. Health insurance, if available, will be billed for eligible services, but families will not receive a bill for service costs above insurance coverage.

Is interpretation available?
Yes! CHC provides free interpretation via bilingual staff as well as through in-person, phone-based, and video interpreter services.
Are services confidential?

Parents need to register students for most services and can do so online here. School-based health centers follow all Washington State minor consent laws, and parents/guardians are included in care whenever it is safe and possible. 

What information can be shared with school staff?

As a separate healthcare entity, CHC must follow all privacy laws for care provided at the school-based health center. This means that CHC cannot share some information with school staff, and staff cannot communicate with CHC. An overview of these regulations is available here

Who can I contact for more information?

Please call 425-903-5750 and leave a message or email sbhc@chcsno.org.

Need after-hours assistance?

Call your clinic to reach the on-call provider or 425-640-5544 to access our Nurse Advice Line.

Accessible Healthcare,
Regardless of Insurance

Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) provides affordable health services, including medical, dental, behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, and pharmacy services. We welcome patients who are on Washington Apple Health, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Tricare, select private insurances, and those who are uninsured. For those without insurance, CHC will help patients sign up for Washington Apple Health; if ineligible, we offer a sliding fee discount based on household income and family size.

No insurance? We can help! Learn more about sliding fee scales and financial assistance.