Student Health Information

VACCINES 

The school-based health centers offer all CPS required vaccines for students along with optional vaccines like the HPV vaccines and flu shots. Here are the fact sheets for the different vaccines that are offered in our school-based health centers. 

 

COUNSELING

Students can access confidential mental health services such as therapy and counseling with our behavioral health consultants (BHC’s) within our school-based health centers. Referrals can be made to community partners based on individual need. We currently offer both telehealth and in-person appointments.  

Who can seek therapy? If you are a student who is experiencing difficulty sleeping, depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties with peers/family/others, difficulties in school, lack of motivation or even other concerns, then therapy might be a solution for you. Reach out to your school-based health center to ask for an appointment or a clinic provider or school staff member can refer you to us. 

For more information on behavioral health services at your school clinic, click here. 

These behavioral health consultants are located at their respective school-based health centers: 

Jackie-Gale  Thara-Senn
Sharon-Hibbard  TBD-Roosevelt
Clary-Kilmer  TBD-Uplift
Sheryl-Sullivan 

If you are a Roosevelt or Uplift High School student, then we are currently working on bringing on a BHC to your clinic! 

If you are a student who is 12 years and older, you are able to access free and confidential mental health services as long as you sign a minor consent form.  

 

PSYCHIATRY 

Students who need medication management, in addition to therapy, can access confidential services with a psychiatrist within our school-based health centers. Students meet with a BHC to go over a behavioral health assessment before scheduling appointments with a psychiatrist.  

Provider: Dr. Feldman 

For more information on behavioral health services at your school clinic, click here. 

If you are a student who is 12 years and older, you are able to access free and confidential mental health services as long as you sign a minor consent form. 

 

DENTAL CARE 

HHC’s school-based health centers (Senn, Roosevelt, and Hibbard) provide comprehensive preventive and restorative dental services to students.

Provider: Dr. Bhansali  

For more information on dental services at your school clinic, click here. 

 

VISION/HEARING SCREENING 

Basic vision and hearing screenings are conducted during HHC physicals however more extensive screenings are conducted regularly by CPS. Students can also acquire discounted glasses through CPS and their joint partnership with “Ageless Eyes.” 

 

HEALTH EDUCATION 

HHC partners with AmeriCorps members each year to serve as health educators in many of our school-based health centers. Health educators can meet one on one with students to discuss nutrition and exercise or any other health topics that students need help with. Health educators are trained to serve as health coaches that meet with students and help them set health goals to hold them accountable to the goals that they set for themselves. Some common goals that students might work towards are being more active, eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water and more. 

HHC AmeriCorps members also help provide comprehensive sexual health education to students in the schools that are served by HHC SBHCs. This helps ensure that the students are aware of the reproductive health services that they have access to in the health centers and supports the goal of SBHCs to reduce barriers that students experience to access essential services. Students over the age of 12 are able to consent to confidential reproductive and sexual health services as well as mental health services in our school-based health centers. 

HHC AmeriCorps members also support Youth Advisory Councils in our high school clinics. This ensures that the clinic connects with students and that students have the opportunity to have a say in how the clinic operates. 

 

REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES 

HHC’s school-based health centers offers reproductive health services (also known as sexual health services) such as STI testing and treatment, birth control, condoms, emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, the HPV vaccine [link to vaccine page on HHC website for HPV info sheet, physical exams, contraception counseling, and more. 

In the state of Illinois, people who are 12 years old and up can decide to receive various reproductive health services confidentially—that means without the consent or notification of their parent or guardian. Students can receive reproductive health services confidentially from the school clinic. For questions about confidentiality, talk to your school clinic. 

Minor Consent Form