Students in the Mannsville and Wilson Elementary buildings have access to school-based health centers (SBHCs) directly where they are - in school. These health centers are available to students when school is in session.
The school-based health centers are operated by North Family Health Center (NCFHC).
NCFHC School-Based Health Centers offer medical and dental services at:
Mannsville Elementary - 465-3373
Wilson Elementary - 583-5200
Dental services are also offered at the Clarke building - 232-9968
(l to r) Erin Kolb, Nurse Practitioner at Mannsville and Wilson; Liz LaLone, Office Associate at Mannsville; Jackie Burt, Dental Office Associate, Mannsville, Wilson, and Clarke; Nicole Quintin, Dental Hygienist, Mannsville, Wilson, and Clarke; Carrie LaBarge, LCSW-R social worker based at Mannsville Elementary. Missing from photo is Deb Doe, Office Associate at Wilson.
Facts, Questions, & Answers:
How does a student receive services?
To receive services, the parent must complete the SBHC Enrollment packet. The forms are attached here for your reference. You can open the enrollment form with Adobe and fill out the application right on your computer. Please note if you have Adobe Reader you will not be able to save the file; please print out the document after you have finished filling in the blank fields. Students who do not have a completed SBHC enrollment form on file will not be able to use the SBHC. Enrollment in the SBHC is voluntary and can be completed at any time. There are NO eligibility requirements.
How do I make an appointment?
Most sick students begin the process by visiting their school nurse. However, a parent may call their SBHC to arrange for their child to be seen. Parents are welcome to accompany their children to the SBHC. If a child is too ill to attend school and the parent would like him/her to be seen by the SBHC staff, parents may call the school nurse or SBHC to arrange for a same day appointment.
Services may include, but are not limited to:
*Comprehensive health care including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness
*Complete Physical Examinations
*Health screening (vision, hearing, scoliosis)
Are school nurse services still available?
Yes, the school nurse will continue to provide all students with the same services they had in the past regardless of their enrollment in the SBHC.
What does it cost to use the SBHC?
There will never be any out-of-pocket expenses for services provided at the SBHC. The SBHC program will bill the student's health insurance for services provided on site at the SBHC. If the student does not have health insurance, there will be no charge to the student's family for health services provided. North Country Family Health Center staff is available to assist you in obtaining health insurance for your child.
Is the SBH Program only for students who don’t have a doctor or a dentist?
No. The SBHCs at Mannsville and Wilson Elementary can work with your healthcare provider in caring for your child. If your child is seen at the SBHC, the staff will send a report of the visit to your provider. For children without a doctor, the SBHC staff may become that provider.
What happens when school is closed?
If a child needs care when school is closed, a parent may contact, North Country Family Health Center's main facility, located at 238 Arsenal Street, Watertown, at 782-9450. When a student uses our facility at 238 Arsenal Street our regular charges, including co-pays if necessary, will apply. Families without insurance coverage may be eligible for a sliding fee scale based on income.
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