Spotlight on California’s SBHCs

San Antonio High School's New SBHC

Kyla Ehrenreich, PA/MPH, center, and her team provide quality health care to San Antonio High School’s students.

Kids at schools across the state get increased access to quality health care with every new school-based health center (SBHC) that opens.

SBHCs are usually located directly on a school campus and provide primary care like any health clinic. They are typically staffed by nurse practitioners, nurses, mental health providers, as well as part-time physicians and medical students. Services are provided at no or low cost. No one is refused service for inability to pay.

SBHCs across California provide elementary, middle, and high school students with easy access to health care. Many SBHCs also offer dental care, mental health care, leadership programs, after-school programs, and even have gardens for growing fresh produce.

Here you can see what is happening at California’s SBHCs. Don’t see your SBHC? Tell us about your SBHC here.

If you would like to start an SBHC at your school you can navigate our website for tools and resources to help you get started.

Photos: School-Based Health Center Openings in California

Gaston Middle School Health Center

Click to view photos of the Gaston Middle School Health Center.

Rising Harte Youth Health Center in Oakland

Click to view photos of the Rising Harte Youth Health Center opening.

Elsie Allen High School Health Center opening in Santa Rosa.

Click to view photos of the Elsie Allen High School Health Center celebration.

Casa Grande High School Health Center in Petaluma.

Click to view photos of the Casa Grande High School Health Center opening.

Kerman Unified School Health Center

Click to view photos of the Kerman Unified School District Community Health Center.

San Antonio High School Health Center opening in Petaluma.

Click to view photos of the San Antonio High School Health Center opening.

Sierra Vista Children's Clinic

Click to view photos of the Sierra Vista Children’s Clinic opening.

De Anza High School Health Center in Richmond

Click to view photos of the De Anza High School Health Center opening.

Konocti Wellness Center at Lower Lake High School.

Click to view photos of the Konocti Wellness Center opening.

In-Depth SBHC Profiles

If you know of an SBHC that we should spotlight please let us know by emailing info@schoolhealthcenters.org.

Chino Valley Unified School District (San Bernardino County)
Raisin City School-Based Health Center (Fresno County)
Island High School Health Center (Alameda)
Lennox Health Clinic (Lennox)
Belmont Health Center (Los Angeles)
Salud Para La Gente (Watsonville)
Elsa Widenmann Student Health Center (Vallejo)
Communities In Schools Health Center at Richmond High School
Fresno County Office of Education Mobile Health Van (Fresno)
Palomar High School and Southwest High School Health Centers (Chula Vista and San Diego)
Westside Park Elementary School Health Center
JFK Health and Enrichment Center
School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County
Kids Come First Community Clinic
Manual Arts High School’s Youth Action Board
San Fernando HS
Berkeley High School HC
Health Idol Lincoln HS
Nidia Escobar
Riverbank High School