School-Based Health Centers
School-based clinics are located at designated elementary, middle and high schools in Multnomah County. We facilitate access to comprehensive preventive, primary and mental healthcare for Multnomah County school-aged youth, to keep them healthy and ready to learn.
- Routine physical exams, including sports physicals
- Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury
- Vision, dental and blood pressure screenings
- Mental health services
- Age-appropriate reproductive health
- Routine lab tests
- Prescription medications
- Health education, counseling and wellness promotion
- Fitness and nutrition education and counseling
- Referrals for healthcare services not provided at the clinics
School-based health centers serve the elementary, middle and high school-aged youth of Multnomah County. Contact a clinic to see if you qualify.
School-based health centers are funded through third-party insurance, Medicaid, grants and public funds. Providing us with your insurance coverage information allows us to bill your insurance and reduces our need for public funding so we can provide service to as many students as possible.
Families with no health insurance or who do not provide insurance information are referred to an eligibility specialist to see if they may qualify for the OR Health Plan or other insurance programs. This coverage could fully insure your child for medical, dental, and emergency services. We strongly encourage you to apply for this valuable coverage.The school-based health center will also receive payment for services from the insurance, allowing it to remain open for all students.
If your insurance doesn’t pay for all or part of the cost, you are not responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses.
About your visit
Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome. The forms below are for new clients, clients who have not been seen in a year or more, or for any changes to address, phone, and household situation. In order to avoid delays or the possibility of having to reschedule your appointment, please print and complete these forms and bring them with you to your appointment. With advanced notice, we can mail the forms to you. You can also come in and pick them up before your appointment or come at least a half hour prior to your appointment to fill them out. You are welcome to fax them to the clinic where you’ll be seen.
Forms in English
Tambièn disponible en espanol
Anyone getting a sports physical must have an OR Student Activity Association (OSAA) sports physical clearance form filled out (history section), signed by parent/guardian and brought to their appointment for the provider to complete. This form is also available through most schools’ athletic offices.
For a more comfortable physical exam, we suggest you wear shorts to your appointment.