School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs)

School-based health centers (SBHCs) in Oregon deliver quality, affordable, cost-effective health care to young people and function like a doctor's office located on school grounds. They offer a range of medical and health services, enjoy broad community support, and help keep kids healthier, in school, and ready to learn. SBHCs have proven to be a strategic investment that benefit schools, families, communities, and serve thousands of Oregon youth every year. 

New SBHCs in development

The Oregon School-Based Health Center (SBHC) State Program Office awarded 12 planning grants in 2013 to explore and plan for SBHCs in nine Oregon counties. Of the 12 awards, nine are Phase I grants (two-year planning timeline) and three are Advance Phase grants (one-year planning timeline).

Phase 1
Phase 1 goes from November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Counties receive $30,000 per site to explore the SBHC model, plan for an SBHC and develop community readiness. At the end of the fiscal year, planning sites will be evaluated to determine whether they advance to Phase II, which ultimately results in certification of the center in spring 2015. Upon successful completion of certification, the center will enter the State SBHC Funding Formula on July 1, 2015.
The nine Phase I planning sites are located in eight counties. Two of the counties currently do not have any certified SBHCs.*
Columbia County Clatskanie School District
Deschutes County Bend - La Pine School District
Jackson County Medford School District
*Grant County TBD
Klamath County Klamath Falls School District
*Polk County Central School District
Washington County Beaverton High School
Washington County Tualatin High School
Yamhill County TBD

Advance Phase
Advance Phase goes from November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The county will receive $60,000 per site to execute their strategic plan to implement the SBHC Certification Standards. Advance Phase sites are required to be certified by spring 2014. Upon successful completion of certification, the center will enter the State SBHC Funding Formula on July 1, 2014. Three Advance Phase planning sites are located in 2 counties:

Jackson County Central Point School District
Jackson County Prospect Charter School
Multnomah County Centennial High School

Oregon Makes Good on Federal Funding

The Affordable Care Act provided $200 million in funding from fiscal years 2010 – 2013 for the School-Based Health Center Capital Program (SBHCCP). A series of awards were made available to school-based health centers under the Affordable Care Act.

First Round Awardees-Oct 2011    
Columbia Health District-Public Health Authority Saint Helens 500,000
Community Health Center Inc. Eagle Point 494,640
Community Health Centers of Benton/Linn Counties Corvallis 124,617
Crook County Health Department Prineville 138,357
Deschutes County, Oregon Bend 500,000
Hillsboro School District Hillsboro 500,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Medford 456,890
Lane County School District #52 Eugene 92,183
Lincoln County Health and Human Services Newport 500,000
Multnomah County Health Department Portland 426,266
North Clackamas Schools Portland 396,681
Siskiyou CHC Grants Pass 65,000
TOTAL   4,194,634
Second Round Awardees-Jan 2012    
Estacada School District # 108 Estacada 392,104
Center for Human Development, Inc. La Grande 255,000
TOTAL   647,104
Third Round Awardees-Dec 2012    
Beaverton School District Beaverton 500,000
Community Health Center Medford 371,956
Multnomah County Health Department Portland 500,000
Tigard Tualatin School District Tualatin/Sherwood 500,000
Waterfall Clinic, Inc. North Bend 381,000
TOTAL   2,252,956
Combined Funding   7,094,694