Our SBHCs are staffed by licensed clinicians from Yale-New Haven Hospital and Fair Haven Community Health Care who provide a range of physical and mental health services. Branford school system is fortunate to have three full-service SBHCs that are integrated into Walsh Intermediate School, Branford High School, and Mary T Murphy Elementary School. Behavioral health services are currently offered at Mary R. Tisko School and John B. Sliney School. The SBHCs are unique programs that provide confidential, comprehensive health care to students right on school grounds.
All SBHCs are satellite clinics of Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) are fully licensed outpatient health facilities. They are staffed with pediatric and adolescent health specialists, including nurse practitioners, social workers and a consulting physician. The SBHC staff works closely with the school nurses and key school support staff in identifying and treating student health issues.
Services emphasize prevention, as well as the early detection and treatment of physical and mental health concerns. The SBHC's unique combination of medical care and counseling along with health education reinforces healthy lifestyles. SBHC staff often present to classes about health topics and offer support groups dealing with topics like asthma, weight management, and stress reduction.
All students enrolled in Branford Public Schools are encouraged to use the SBHC. Parents or guardians must complete a permission form in order to enroll their children.
Once a parent or legal guardian signs a permission form that child or adolescent is enrolled in the center and can receive medical or mental health services free of charge.
The center is not intended to replace the family's primary care provider. Health care received at the SBHC is an additional service that works in collaboration with doctors and mental health providers in the community. All families benefit from the presence of a SBHC in their school.
There is never a fee for your child to be treated by the SBHC. No copays, no deductible, no out-of-pocket expenses -100% completely free healthcare.
The dental mobile clinic visits Branford Public Schools twice each year. All children are eligible to enroll in the dental clinic. Community Health Center, Inc hosts the dental mobile clinics, which provide oral health services at low cost for uninsured families, or free to patients insured by Medicaid. To learn more, click on the following link:
Mobile Dental Enrollment (English)
Sobre el Programa Dental Móvil (Español)
BHS, Walsh and Murphy Schools
SBHC Permission Form
Formulario de Inscripción de SBHC (Español)
Flu Vaccine Permission Form
Sliney and Tisko only:
To make behavioral health referrals for John B. Sliney or Mary R. Tisko schools please click the link below to fill out the form electronically. Electronic forms are sent directly to the behavioral health provider and the provider will reach out for scheduling after the form is submitted.
If you have any questions for the clinician at John B. Sliney or Mary R. Tisko please reach out to Jenna Olenoski; LCSW by calling the school or emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL
PHONE: (203) 315-6727 FAX: (203) 315-6728
MURPHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PHONE: (203) 488-4151 FAX: (203) 488-4180
MARY R. TISKO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PHONE: (203) 483-1826 FAX: (203) 483-7528
JOHN B. SLINEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PHONE: (203) 481-5386 FAX: (203) 483-0749
WALSH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
PHONE: (203 )315-3533 FAX: (203 ) 315-7094
MRT and JBS: Only behavioral health services offered at this time