School Based Health Centers

School Based Health Centers

AUGUST 11, exciting day for PHS, as we held a signing ceremony for the two new school-based health centers! 

Representatives from Fairfield and Hamilton City School Districts were present along with multiple financial supporters and community leaders to show public support for the two new centers. These two centers have the possibility of reaching over 20,000 students and their families. 

The Fairfield school-based health center will be the first suburban school based health center in the nation providing vision, medical, behavioral health and include a complete dental center. The Hamilton school-based health center, which will be located in Garfield Elementary, will provide medical, vision and behavioral health services.  Hamilton will also receive dental services via our mobile Mission Dental Van. 

The school-based health centers will improve access to care for all children within their districts, regardless of their insurance carrier or lack of insurance.  Center's staff will be available to assist families with insurance enrollment, if uninsured.  

School-based healthcare can serve students differently, based on need. Statistics show that teens are the least likely to get the recommended health services. Medical services include immunizations, sports/work/annual physicals, asthma or other chronic disease management and acute care for sick or injured students. Mental Health services will be based on unique client need. Vision services will include comprehensive eye examinations and the prescribing and dispensing of corrective lenses if necessary. Dental services will include preventative exams, cleanings, x-rays and corrective treatment as needed.  Click Here to view and/or sign the Parental Consent forms, which are found on our Resource page. Services will not be provided without parental consent.

The purpose of the center is to keep students in school and ready to learn. Students will receive care during the school day, without requiring the parents to leave work and lose wages.



Deaconess Associations Foundation • Delta Dental Foundation 
Fairfield City Schools • Hamilton City Schools
InterAct for Health • Ohio Dental Association • OneSight