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School Based Health Centers

ImageLocated in six middle and high schools in Stamford, the School Based Health Centers (SBHC) provide medical assessments, physicals, screenings, dental care, mental health counseling and other services to 4,200 students each year. 

School Based Health Centers are located at Stamford High School, Westhill High School, Dolan Middle School/Toquam Elementary School, Rippowam Middle School/AITE High School, William Pitt Child Development Center and Kids in Crisis Youth Shelter. A new clinic is scheduled to open at Cloonan Middle School in September 2014.

It is the mission of the SBHC to help students learn about practices that promote their health and well-being.  Each center emphasizes early identification and intervention to prevent serious physical and mental health concerns. 

The Centers are licensed by the State of Connecticut, and are staffed by nurse practitioners, licensed social workers, medical assistants and dental professionals that specialize in child/adolescent health.  For more information, contact Dennis Torres at 203-977-4848. 

Primary services include:

  • Treatment of acute injuries and illnesses (such as colds, ear infections, sore throats and skin problems)
  • Routine check-ups
  • Physical examinations
  • Immunizations
  • Prescription and dispensing of medication
  • Laboratory testing
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Nutrition counseing and weight management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Dental care
  • Referral and follow-up for specialty care