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Our School-Based Health Centers

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Overview

6913Keeping Children Healthy and in Class We Bring the Doctor’s Office into the School

School-based health centers are more than just a school nurse. They are a comprehensive approach to caring for our students. If children are healthy, they will learn more, stay in school and cut down on absentee rates. It is a holistic concept aimed at educating our students.

In this economy, there are critical gaps in access to health care for many families. With soaring health care costs, school-based health centers have become a valuable community resource. Community Health of South Florida Inc.’s school-based health centers have efficient and cost-effective services that bridge the gap, keeping our children strong, healthy and ready to learn. If not for the school-based health centers, some students would never see a pediatrician or a dentist. Chronic illnesses would go unchecked. Behavioral health problems might not be recognized.

With the recent outbreaks of tragic violence in our nation’s schools, mental health is now finally being recognized as a major need that communities have to address in order to keep our children safe.

Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) has a team of health care professionals tending to each issue affecting children at its 31 school-based health centers. Each team is comprised of a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and Social Worker.It is a doctor’s office inside the school. CHI health care professionals can do everything that is done in a regular doctor’s office including the administration of vaccines, check-ups and monitoring chronic diseases.

Four of the 31 school-based health care centers are on the cutting edge of technology with telemedicine units installed for doctors at another location to virtually see a student via the computer, diagnose and even prescribe medications.

Services that are beyond the scope of the school-based health centers are referred out to other CHI health centers equipped with a wide array of services including radiology, pharmacy and much more, all under one roof.

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Services

Medical Care

  • Comprehensive health assessment
  • Diagnosis of presenting health problems
  • Treatment/management of identified or presenting problems
  • Emergency/First-Aid
  • OB/GYN
  • Prescriptions

Preventative Health Services and Risk Management

  • Immunizations
  • Well child screening
  • Anticipatory guidance/counseling
  • Nutrition counseling and weight management
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Tuberculin skin testing

Behavioral Health

  • Intake and assessment
  • Children’s outpatient therapy
  • Case management
  • Crisis assessment/intervention
  • Substance abuse counseling and coordination of referrals to primary health care services
  • Parenting skills training
  • Education and prevention services
  • Consultation and collaboration with school personnel and appropriate community agencies

Laboratory

  • Urine tests, dipstick and glucose
  • Other labs drawn and sent to reference laboratory/Dental
  • Basic exam
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Single Fillings
  • SealantsHealth Education/Promotion
  • One-on-one health education
  • Group targeted education
  • Family and community health education
  • Health Fairs/Outreach
  • Support for comprehensive health education in the classroom in such areas as: intentional and unintentional injury prevention, nutrition, social skills development, conflict resolution, chronic conditions (i.e. asthma), and oral health

Our Providers

Ange Pompee-Synsmir

Ange Pompee-Synsmir

Sondra Smith

Sondra Smith

Lisa Saintil

Lisa Saintil

Sharon Pottinger

Sharon Pottinger

Johanna Maseda

Johanna Maseda

Margalitte Marcelin

Margalitte Marcelin

Jamike Hicks-Johnson

Jamike Hicks-Johnson

Charlyne Gabriel Jacques

Charlyne Gabriel Jacques

Hyacinth Grey

Hyacinth Grey

Nancy Foust

Nancy Foust

Adline Dormeus

Adline Dormeus

Chritine Dolgin

Chritine Dolgin

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