School Health Centers

 About Our Health Clinics / History:
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The first school health center (SHC) in New Haven was established in 1981 with initial funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This SBHC known as the Body Shop, was a joint venture between the New Haven Board of Education, the Fair Haven Community Health Center and the Yale Adolescent Medicine Department. In 1986, after the grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ended, the Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) awarded the Board of Education a grant to continue the School Based Health Center Program.
In the same year another DPH grant was secured to establish the second school based health center at Jackie Robinson Middle School (now King/Robinson K-8 Magnet School). Since then, another 13 health centers have opened in elementary, middle and high schools of the New Haven Public Schools. The New Haven School Based Health Centers Program is operated in collaboration with the following agencies:

  • Fair Haven Community Health Clinic
  • Cornell Scott Community Health Center
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • New Haven Health Department
  • Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic

Healthy Kids Make Better Learners

School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are committed to treating each child in a thorough, confidential manner and offering services in the best interest of the individual. SBHC staff shares a developmental approach to pediatric and adolescent health, respecting the age, cultural values and family life of every student. All children enrolled in the health center are entitled to receive services regardless of income or health insurance coverage.

It is our mission to help students learn about health practices that promote their health and well-being. Each SBHC emphasizes prevention and early identification and treatment of physical and mental health conditions. Consequently, staff is continually engaging students in the classroom with health education presentations, individual and group health activities, health screenings and various other health initiatives conducted in the schools. Equally important is the accessibility to our clinical services for treatment of acute and management of chronic illnesses, such as asthma and diabetes.

To access our services students must be enrolled in the school where the health center is located and have a parent/guardian permission form on file. The school-based health center provides the following services:

  • Treatment of acute injuries and illnesses
  • Routine check-ups and physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Prescription and dispensing of medications
  • Laboratory testing
  • Nutrition counseling and weight management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual, family and group counseling *
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Referral and follow-up for specialty care


* these services are not available at Katherine Brennan school based health center.
Locations and phone numbers

Augusta Lewis Troup School (K-8)
(475) 220-3076

Barnard Environmental Studies School (Pre-K-8)
(475) 220-3584

Brennan Rogers School of Communications and Media (Pre-K-8)
(203) 946-2934

Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy (K-8)
(475) 220-7617

Clinton Avenue School (K-8)
(475) 220-3318

Davis Street Arts and Academics School (Pre-K-8)
(475) 220-7815

Fair Haven School (K-8)
(475) 220-2643

Hill Central Music Academy (Pre-K-8)
(475) 220-6119

John Martinez School (K-8)
(475) 220-2017

King Robinson Inter-District Magnet School (Pre-K-8)
(475) 220-2791

Lincoln Bassett School (K-6)
(475) 220-8516

Mauro Sheridan Science, Tech. and Communications School (Pre-K-8)
(475) 220-2815

Truman School (K-8)
(475) 220-2122

Riverside Academy (9-12)
(475) 220-6704

Hill Regional Career High School
(475) 220-5041

James Hillhouse High School
(475) 220-7555

Wilbur Cross High School
(475) 220-7444


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