We are located in Room 22 at the high school. Visitors who are not students at LHS will need to check in at the front office and they will direct you to the Health Center.
WHAT IS A SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER?
A school-based health center is a clinic located on a school campus operated by a Registered Nurse, a Health Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
WHO HAS ACCESS TO THE SBHC?
ARE APPOINTMENTS NEEDED?
COST FOR SERVICES
Students are not charged for routine visits to the SBHC. There are fees for and sports physicals and immunizations. We accept OHP, Medicare, private insurance and uninsured patients. There are programs available to cover vaccine costs for those who qualify. No one is denied services because of inability to pay.
All services are confidential. However, if we feel a student is in danger of hurting themselves or others (OAR 309-33-200), or if abuse of any kind is suspected (ORA 419B-010; 419B015) we are required by law to report this information. Animal bites and certain communicable diseases must also be reported as well(ORS 433-004;OAR33-14-000).
SBHCs FOLLOW OREGON LAW
According to Oregon Law, students age 15 and over may access all services for themselves. Oregon State Law also permits youth age 14 and older to seek mental health and alcohol and drug services without parental permission (ORS 109.675). Oregon State Law allows students of any age to receive care for sexually transmitted diseases and birth control information and services (ORS 109.641).
ABOUT SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS
School-Based Health Centers deliver quality, affordable, cost-effective health care and enjoy broad community support. They are an investment that returns benefits to our schools, families, communities and, most of all, our youth. The School-Based Health Center at La Grande High School has been in operation since 1986.