School Based Health Centers

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The East Hartford Board of Education has selected InterCommunity as the new provider of primary care and behavioral health services in its school based health centers.  Beginning June 30, 2017, InterCommunity will staff and operate seven centers in the following schools: East Hartford High, Synergy Alternative High, East Hartford Middle, Mayberry Elementary, Silver Lane Elementary, Langford Elementary and Hockanum Elementary Schools.

Click here for the flier on school based health centers in elementary and middle schools. Click here for the high school flier.

School based health centers provide services beyond the scope of the school nurse.  InterCommunity will work closely with the nurses and any other outside care providers as well as act as a resource center for wellness and prevention. With a signed parental permission form, students can receive complete health care services during school hours. InterCommunity will provide an array of services including:

  • Diagnoses and treatment of minor injuries and illnesses (such as colds, ear infections, sore throats, etc.)
  • Mental health and substance abuse risk screenings
  • Routine well-child check-ups
  • Physical examinations, including sports physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions and dispensing of medication
  • Laboratory testing, including on-site point of care testing
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Management of chronic conditions, such as asthma
  • Nutrition counseling and weight management
  • Crisis intervention and assessments
  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Dental sealants & fluoride treatments
  • Referral & follow-up for specialty and dental

Permission forms can be obtained at the schools and can be downloaded here:

For more information, please contact Tricia Orozco, School Based Health Centers Manager, at 860-622-5347.