SBHC Planning

There are many ways to start a school-based health center (SBHC) or to expand your school health program to include medical, mental health, or dental services. You may want to start by reviewing these Key Steps in Planning an SBHC. Other resources, including our comprehensive start-up toolkit From Vision to Reality, are highlighted below.

For additional start-up information and tools, see:

We offer individualized technical assistance and workshops to help schools and providers work together to start SBHCs or expand school health services. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you get started!


  • Vision to Reality

    Are you looking for information on starting or expanding services at a school-based health and wellness center, but don't know where to start? This is your go-to guide.

    Get the Guide
  • SBHC Guidelines

    These guidelines were developed in a process towards establishing certification standards for school health centers. They offer excellent service parameters for new school health centers, or those expanding/revising their procedures or scope of service.

    See Guidelines