Top 10 Benefits of School-Based Health Centers

School-based health centers (SBHCs) promote health and educational equity because they:

  1. Increase school attendanceSchool-based health centers promote health and educational equity.
  2. Help eligible students enroll in health insurance.
  3. Connect students’ family members with health coverage.
  4. Provide reimbursable health services in schools.
  5. Offer services that support at-risk students.
  6. Promote healthy school practices through nutrition, physical activity, and health education.
  7. Improve wellness policies and health programs.
  8. Build local partnerships to support expanded health services.
  9. Reduce emergency room visits.
  10. Create a positive school climate that fosters learning.

Learn more about school-based health in California.