SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 SBHC's 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 SBHC's are very unique programs that provide confidential, comprehensive health care to students right on school grounds.

All SBHC's 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.

WHO CAN USE THE SERVICES AT THE SBHC?

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 adolescent.

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.

ARE THERE ANY FEES FOR USING THE SBHC'S SERVICES?

Yale-New Haven Hospital or Fair Haven Community Health Care will bill the insurance company directly for eligible services.

For Sliney and Tisko only:

BRANFORD SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS

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