Case Studies

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

SBHCs/WCs 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/WCs across California provide elementary, middle, and high school students with easy access to health care. Many SBHCs/WCs 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/WCs. Don’t see your SBHC/WC? Tell us about your SBHC/WC 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.

Take a Tour of a School-Based Health Center

Hawthorne School-Based Health Center in Oakland

La Clínica de La Raza is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the Bay Area that operates several school-based health centers. They created a video for students in Oakland when schools were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic so students would know what to expect when they came for a visit.

See the First School-Based Health Center in Madera County

Camarena Health partnered with Madera South High School to build the first school-based health center (SBHC) in Madera County.