School-based Health Centers

*Please call the School Based Health Center Clinic phone number for updated information on extended hours available for clinical services.

DH Pediatrics DPS Gradation SchoolBasedHealth

Learn about the benefits of Denver Health's School-based health centers in this short video.

About Denver Health Pediatrics at Denver Public Schools

Denver Health School-based Health Centers became Denver Health Pediatrics at Denver Public Schools in August of 2021. The new name better represents the high level of care students receive at our school-based health centers.

Denver Health’s School-based Health Centers (SBHC) form a large network of 19 health centers located inside Denver Public School (DPS) campuses that provide medical, mental health, dental and behavioral health care to any DPS student as well as children enrolled in DPS-affiliated Early Childhood Education programs at no charge to families. We also offer health education and family planning, as well as insurance enrollment and advising services.

If you are a DPS Nurse interested in learning more about the program, please call the School Based Health Center telehealth line for more information: 720-670-3016

Make an Appointment: Select an Option

303-602-8958



Our Services

  • Well child/well adolescent checks, which meet the requirements of school, sports, camp and employment physicals
  • Prescriptions and medications and routine lab tests
  • Immunizations- including COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Care for chronic conditions such as asthma and depression
  • Care for acute injury and illness
  • Reproductive health services including pregnancy testing and birth control evaluation, dispensing and management
  • Telemedicine Services
  • Testing and treatment for COVID-19, flu, RSV
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Mental health and substance use counseling
  • Psychiatry
  • Dental screenings, routine cleanings, sealants, fluoride varnish applications and dental x-rays (at select locations)
  • Parent and child health education

 


Services for Emily Griffith Technical College Students

Did you know that as an Emily Griffith Technical College student, Denver Health is here to help you with your health care needs? If you are a student enrolled at Emily Griffith Technical College you can now access care through Denver Health!  If you have a family that requires care as well (infants, toddlers, pregnant partners), we can provide resources on how to establish care at one of our 10 Denver Health Community Health Centers. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have questions, please call us at 303-602-8958.

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Assistance Available

If you do not have insurance, community health care advisors and enrollment specialists are available at all SBHC sites to assist your student and family in determining insurance eligibility and completing the application process for one of the following programs: Health First Colorado (Medicaid), CHP+, Connect for Health Colorado and Discount Programs (DFAP &CICP).

Appointments and Referrals

To speak to a medical provider or for general questions, please call 303-602-8958 or send an email to SBHC@DHHA.org and include your name, contact information and the location you are inquiring about if applicable. For referring a patient or student to School-based Health Centers, please send an email to SBHC@DHHA.org and include your name and contact information as well as the subject of the referral.

History

The first School-based Health Center opened in 1987 at Abraham Lincoln High School. Our clinics serve more than 13,000 students a year at our 19 locations. Learn more about Denver Public Schools' healthy schools effort

Registration

Parents or guardians must sign consent forms before a student may use most of our services. Once this is complete, students may use the health center at any time during the school year. Consents are good for one school year.

Students in grades six to 12 are able to go to the clinic alone. However, children in preschool through fifth grade can be seen alone, if consented and at the request of a school staff member as long as parents are aware and participating in visit, otherwise a parent must be present.

Supporting family communication is a core value of our school-based health centers. SBHC staff encourage students to discuss their health with their parents / guardians. However, parents are not routinely notified when a student uses the health center, except by student request or when the staff becomes aware of serious health concerns.

In accordance with Colorado State Law, Denver Health School-Based Health Centers will allow students (if requested) to consent themselves into certain confidential services beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.  Confidential services include both behavioral health and reproductive/sexual health services. Parental or guardian consent will still be required for the use of all other services for students under the age of 18.  Additional background information can be found here. 

Any questions from parents/guardians can be directed to School-Based Health Centers at sbhc@dhha.org or 303-602-8958.

Consent Forms

A parent or guardian must complete the below consent forms and return them to the assigned School-based Health Center.

Consent Forms (English)

Consent Forms (Spanish)