School Based Health Centers
A Department of Community Clinical Services
What are the School-Based Health Centers at AMS, ELHS, Gov. James B. Longley Elementary School, LMS, and LHS?
The School Based Health Centers (SBHCs), help children succeed in school and in life by keeping them healthy, in school, and ready to learn. We deliver quality health care to children and adolescents where they are, in school. With a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and identifying illness early, we help prevent more serious illness later on. We make health care available to many children who otherwise would not receive care. L-A SBHCs are located in the high, middle, and elementary schools in Lewiston and Auburn, and are operated by Community Clinical Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), affiliated with St. Mary's Health System. SBHC students are eligible for savings on brand-name prescription drugs through the 340B Prescription Drug Program.
Each SBHC is staffed by a nurse practitioner, medical assistant, a mental health clinician, and administrative clinical secretary. For more information on SBHC, go to the National Assembly for School-Based Health Care and Maine Assembly on School-Based Health Care.
We participate in Maine Assembly for School-Based Health Care activities, and meet their voluntary standards for SBHCs.
The School-Based Health Centers are managed by Stacy Paradis and Donna Martinez.