School Based Health Centers

What is a School Based Health Center?
Staffed with a nurse practitioner, an office manager, and clinical social worker, students can be seen by a provider for their medical and behavioral health care needs without leaving school during the school day. Receiving care from the School Based Health Center (SBHC) does not have to replace your child’s regular health care provider, but rather supplements your child’s health care team. The nurse practitioner and behavioral health clinician will work with the school nurse and your child’s primary care provider to give the best possible care to your child. SBHC staff share a developmental approach to pediatric and adolescent health, respecting the age, cultural values, and family life of every student.

Best of all, these services are available at NO cost to you!

New Haven School Based Health Centers
We offer medical and behavioral health services at Clinton Ave School, Bishop Woods Architecture & Design Magnet SchoolFair Haven K-8 SchoolJohn S. Martinez School, Metropolitan Business Academy, Ross Woodward and Wilbur Cross High School. We also offer dental services at all of our elementary schools with a School Based Health Center. Enrollment links at the bottom of this page.

  • To enroll in one of our New Haven School Based Health Centers, please fill out this online form. If you will like to view the form in another language, please use the translation feature on the top right of the page. See below for more details.

East Haven School Based Health Centers
We offer medical services at Joseph Melillo Middle School and East Haven High School.

Branford School Based Health Centers
We offer behavioral health services at Mary R. Tisko Elementary School and John B. Sliney Elementary School.

Flu Shot Information
As flu season approaches, we are happy to provide flu vaccinations at all of our school based health center locations.

School Based Dental Services
We offer on-site dental hygiene services at five schools in New Haven as part of the New Haven Public Schools’ Smile New Haven dental program. On site services are offered at Clinton Avenue School, Fair Haven K-8 School,  John Martinez School,  Family Academy of Multilingual Exploration (FAME) and Bishop Woods School.

To enroll in our School Based Health Center Dental Program online, click here for English and here for Spanish.
To download an enrollment form, click here for English and here for Spanish. (Downloadable forms may be turned in at your school front office or school based health center.)

Your School Health Center has a Dental Hygienist in the clinic to provide:

  • Screenings/exams
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealants
  • Emergency care
  • Dental education
  • Referrals

We do not replace your child’s dentist! We are another option for your child to get needed oral health care at school. We offer oral health services at Bishop Woods School, Clinton Avenue School, John Martinez School, Fair Haven K8 School and F.A.M.E. School.