OSBHA response to COVID-19

Guidance for Oregon's School-Based Health Centers for 2020-2021 School Reopening

When schools reopen, whether virtually or in person, SBHCs can provide preventive and routine health care that was deferred due to COVID-19, along with other critical physical, behavioral health care, and other healthcare services (e.g. dental care) for Oregon’s most vulnerable youth. Because of the tremendous responsibility placed in the hands of local school and health officials for returning to in-person instruction, healthcare 
providers and schools/districts must develop and maintain a collaborative effort—now more than ever—to address student and school community needs.

OSBHA has created a guidance document with the intent to:
(1) support and foster additional collaboration between existing SBHCs and the school communities they serve, and
(2) encourage school districts and healthcare providers to consider new collaborations to address student needs.

Click here to view the guidance document.