The School-Based Health Center program is a collaborative effort between the Lynn Community Health Center and Lynn Public Schools. This program is designed to improve the health status of the elementary, middle, and secondary school students of Lynn by increasing access to health care through school-based services.
All services provided are designed to meet the special developmental, socio-emotional and access needs of adolescents and youth. The SBHCs are satellite clinics of the Lynn Community Health Center which provides 24 hour, 7 day a week, year round back-up and access to a broad range of specialty services, health promotion and health education services.
Medical services address many issues including:
- Annual check ups
- Sick visits
- Sore throat, cough
- Stomach pains
- Flu and cold
- Asthma and other chronic illnesses
- Illness, injury, and infection
- Prescriptions and prescription refills
- Weight management
- Health Education
- Referral for dental and eye care
Additional services for Middle and High School children
As your child enters adolescence and young adulthood, their health needs change. We can address these issues including:
- Sports exams
- Help to quit smoking, drinking, drug use
- Contraceptive counseling
- Menstrual problems
- Sexually transmitted diseseases
- HIV(AIDS) screening
- Pregnancy counseling and referral for prenatal care
Behavioral Health Care Services
Behavioral health servies can help address a range of mental health, substance use, and social issues. We work closely with the medical team to coordinate medical and behavioral health care.
Behavioral health services can help with:
- Self esteem
- Stress, depression, abuse
- Absenses from school
- Loss or death in the family
- Drug or alcohol use
- Sexual identity
- Psychiatric disorders
- Medication management
To enroll as a patient at a school-based health center, you must be enrolled as a student in the school where the health center is located. Parents must sign a parental consent form for students to receive services.
The School-Based Health Centers are open when school is open. If you get sick and the School-Based Health Center is closed you can call 781-581-3900 (Lynn Community Health Center) and a nurse will talk with you.